Posted: 27/12/2013 at 22:34
Lots to be said for raised beds especially for new starters.If prepared properly ie dug over to loosen ground beneath and properly weeded (perennial weeds are a bugger to shift once you've got your goodies planted) they are a god send. get plenty of well rotted manure in and good compost and topsoil and you will be laughing. No digging over every year, ready for planting earlier as they heat up quicker and easily defined areas to manage. When you start out and have one large area it can be daunting and very easy to lose confidence whereas when its split up you can see your successes and tend to persevere as its impossible to get everything right straightaway.I would certainly go with raised beds.Good luck!