I’ve often recommended raised bed gardens to new gardeners, and for many reasons. First of all, it’s easier on your back and joints. Since a raised bed is usually a foot or higher, you can sit on a stool and work rather than on your knees. Second, you’ll have fewer weeds and pests to deal with. And third, the loose soil means you’ll have less trouble planting seeds, better drainage, and a longer growing season.
There are other reasons raised bed gardens are great, but you get the idea. They’re not very difficult to make, either. All you need is a few pieces of lumber, some peat moss, some compost, and a little bit of time.
In this video, Hollis from Hollis & Nancy’s Homestead shows you step-by-step how to build a 4 by 8 foot raised garden bed.