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Raised beds are a popular way to grow vegetables, and there are all kinds of styles. This raised bed is really done nicely. It can be covered as seasons change by spreading bird netting or greenhouse plastic over the pvc arches, plus tall plants can be grown on the trelises. Click on the link and take the time to read the comments. (No plans given, but the picture seems easy to figure out.)
Raised Gardens do not have to be difficult or expensive. --- "We salvaged these pallets from a local warehouse and cut them into thirds. 2 full pallets were used here. 4′x4′ posts screwed to the corners and voila, a beautifully gridded garden bed full of black gold, just waiting for planting. Grid was stapled old venetian blinds. It was inspired by the Square Foot Garden method."