If you have a heavy clay soil, you may find it easier to grow your vegetables in raised beds. Not only does the soil drain freely, but it also warms up faster in spring.
This raised bed plan is so simple you could build several of various sizes in one day. The simple corner trim detail serves to both cover the end grain of the side pieces as well as reinforcing the corners.
Raised beds are a great way to garden. They raise the plants up so they are easier to get at and it is easier to control garden pests. These raised beds are very simple to build and are made from 2 X 12s with 4 X 4 inch corner supports.
Horticultural expert Walter Reeves shows how to create raised beds for growing succulent, home-grown tomatoes — even if your yard has poor drainage.