Spread mulch over the paths between your raised beds and your feet will stay clean, no matter how wet the weather. Because you won't walk on the beds, you'll be able to run out to grab a handful of fresh basil for dinner without worrying about compacting the soil.
What can be done with a small yard, a shed & creativity: A prefabricated shed, customized with French doors & a roof that looks thatched. 2 architectural mirrors create a trompe l'oeil window effect. 4 raised, willow-trimmed beds filled with vegetables & flowers. Plot is just 25 feet wide x 120 feet deep. (Country Living)