RAISED PLANTER BOXES
• If your garden soil is a bit on the poor side, you can get around the problem by building, or buying, raised garden beds and filling them with a rich loamy soil mix. Whereas it can take years to improve clay or sandy soils, by working above them you can have a super productive vegie patch in your first season!
• Raised planter beds are also helpful in locations which receive only a borderline amount of direct sunshine. By lifting the plants up higher, they can get a few hours of extra sunlight, which might make the difference between success and failure.
• Another advantage of raised beds is that they are kinder to your back and knees, as they require less bending or kneeling to maintain, or to harvest, your crops.