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1/31/2016 12:48 pm  #1

Raised Bed Gardening

I'm pondering leaving the traditional vegetable garden for raised beds.
What are the pros and cons?

We live in a time in which decent and otherwise sensible people are surrendering too easily to the hectoring of morons or extremists. 

1/31/2016 2:36 pm  #2

Re: Raised Bed Gardening

I can only offer you theotreticals because, when it comes to vegetable gardening, I am a "traditionalist".

Pros - less backache.   Easier to weed, easier to maintain.

Cons - just about impossible for use with power machinery.  Very difficult to turn and fertilize deeply.

Life is an Orthros.

1/31/2016 10:24 pm  #3

Re: Raised Bed Gardening

My little garden is too small to even bother but I do know gardeners who prefer one over the other--more personal preference than anything.  I think Tarnation mentions the highlights.  As for weeds--many place straw and/or newspapers in the beds to maintain moisture and hold down the weeds.  I've seen the gardeners on PBS shows who swear by raised beds but then they're after perfection and probably have (off camera) assistance in maintaining all those beds.


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