Posted by Emily
Here are some pictures of the garden in summer 2012. We are thinking of putting in a third raised bed for 2013. We built the raised beds ourselves and filled them with bulk top soil that we bought locally. There are many benefits of raised beds. They make your plants more accessible (you don’t need to bend down as far) and are very pretty. But most importantly, they provide areas of soil that never become compacted because the gardener never walks in the raised beds. You can maneuver around the beds and tend to your garden without compressing the soil with your feet leaving less room for water and air to circulate.