Posted: 10/02/2015 at 20:56
No, raised beds don't future proof anything. Unless your beds are going to be 3' high??? They create problems too with slugs n snails....try it for yourself.
I "define" my veg patch with a lavendar hedge, a mixed shrub planting and a runner bean framework in summer...currently this framework has wallflowers growing there.
raised beds look awful very often. Unless built aesthetically they look overly formal and contrived.
raised beds pose as many problems as anything else. Save your money for,manure,,compost and slug nematodes
you will not know the condition of soil imported either or the weeds ...jap knotweed can be imported. I've become very aware lately of importing bugs, weeds and other issues with bought in soil or compost