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Raised bed veggie vs. right into the dirt ... preference?

14 years ago

Hello everyone, and happy winter!

This coming Spring, it's my intention to work on the vegetable garden component of my home and garden. One of the more pronounced questions in my mind is whether to create raised beds, which seem so popular now, or simply plant directly into the ground. Although i plan to take a few books out of the library for inspiration, i thought i'd ask for feedback here as far as what your individual preferences are.

I have to say, i'm not really looking forward to the expense of wood framing materials and filler dirt/compost. Unless there's a compelling reason for raised garden beds, i'm leaning towards planting directly into my soil.


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