What are the advantages of a raised bed?
Instead of working tirelessly year after year to keep your garden soil free of weeds and pests, modern raised beds can act as a barrier. A raised bed has many benefits, including:
Fewer weeds and pests
Reduced discomfort when bending and kneeling (ideal for seniors)
Better control over the soil substrate
Movable, depending on the structure
What plants thrive in a raised bed?
“Anything can be grown in a raised bed, especially if you control the soil,” says Blythe Yost, co-founder and lead landscape architect at Tilly Design. The most common plants include:
Vegetables: Tomatoes, carrots, beets, cucumbers, lettuce, and radishes are popular picks.
Fruits: Opt for berries like strawberries and raspberries or melons like cantaloupe and watermelon.
Pruning flowers: Opt for pretty perennials (flowers that come back every year) or easy-to-grow flowers like sunflowers or marigolds.