Why are raised beds so much better than just planting straight into the ground?

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Why are raised beds so much better than just planting straight into the ground?

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There are many advantages to using a raised bed: • Less compacting of the soil (you’re not trampling over it to get to another part of the bed) which means easier weeding and improved growing. • Better soil drainage, meaning less disease. • You’re effectively planting into double the amount of topsoil, and can therefore plant much more closely. This helps to create a micro-climate, protecting your crops whilst ensuring they’re getting all the nutrients they need. • Easier gardening. With a Home Grown Revolution bed you can comfortably perch on the edge of the sleepers/timbers whilst easily reaching to the middle of the bed, which means less strain on the gardener’s back. • There’s much more protection against weed creep. You will still get airborne weeds, but with the good uncompacted topsoil (see above) these are easy to get rid of. To make it even less likely you’ll be bothered by weeds, we put a good, heavy duty weed suppressing membrane under the gravel or bark path which surrounds

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