My wife has me helping her make raised beds for vegetables–mounds of rectangular raised soil surrounded by shallow ditches.
I dont get it. Why dont we just roto-till the soil, add the big pile of mulch at the same time and call it a day. If drainage is the issue, why not just dig ditches around the growing plots — much less work.
If the issues are aethetics I cant argue. If the issue are ‘easy of weeding and picking’, why not just mark off ‘no grow zones’ where I can step. If the issue is that it brings the veggies up higher to make it easier to pick, I argue that 20 hours of work to make 5 minutes of work easier just doesnt make sense.
So why does my wife want raised beds? She knows that it’s a good thing, but doesnt know why. Why?