Having a structure around an elevated bed can help to protect your plants from pests such as slugs and snails.
A higher garden means less bending down to weed!
There is something eye-catching about a raised garden bed with a wooden border. It is neat, self-contained, and can be a great statement in your garden.
Raised beds can be purchased from garden centers or built from material – either way, it could mean less money towards your plants for the season!
For those trying to cut costs and build their own raised bed, this could result in hours of planning, nailing, re-doing…
When making my list of pros and cons, the first pro, “Ensuring soil quality,” was a deal-breaker. Living in a city, I don’t think I would feel comfortable planting my vegetables directly in the ground. The other benefits are appealing as well, especially keeping slugs away from my veggies!
As for the drawbacks, I am definitely going to build my own raised bed and have a couple of friends who will be happy to help – it will be a fun project for one of the first sunny weekends in early spring!