Paul Simon, Landscape Horticulturist with the National Gardening Association, demonstrates how to build a permanent raised garden bed. In addition, Mr. Simon describes the benefits of a raised bed garden, including reduced soil compaction, improved drainage, and enhanced soil quality, all of which promote a vigorous garden.

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Adding Garden Soil Compost to a Raised Garden Bed

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