Posted: 10/02/2015 at 18:07
Jason, do you have a soil drainage issue? Heavy soil?
It seems to be the thing these days to have raised beds and so often I've seen them incorporated in areas where drainage is not remotely an issue. The hype is you will have larger, tastier veg on a raised bed. However, if you already have well drained soil you are simply going to have beds that will not hold onto moisture during the summer. I am not a fan of raised beds unless in areas where flooding is a problem
a friend...a gullible friend...is convinced raised beds will produce better crops. I tend her veg patch, know her soil and know her. Her soil is absolutely suitable as it is. She is "the grass is greener on the other side" type. I refuse to support her on this.
I'm aware my views will be in the minority