Mar. 29 column: Raised beds

Raised bedsHere is a link to my column in today’s edition of The Spokesman-Review: Raised beds keep garden tidy, give roots room to thrive. It’s about one of my favorite topics, raised-bed gardening.

Raised beds are very popular in our own veggie garden; at this point, we have 26 of them! Most are 3′ by 8′. There are two that are 3′ by 16′ for housing our red and golden raspberry canes. And a couple of years ago, we expanded our garden a bit and added in three more raised beds that are 4′ by 16′ (pictured above).

In today’s column, I discuss the best attributes of raised beds and the materials to use when constructing them. I hope you’ll find it useful. And who knows? Maybe this will be the year you switch to them in your garden!