Raised Bed Garden Vs Traditional. Raised beds aren't entirely trouble free. What's more, root vegetables such as carrots, turnips, and parsnips appreciate the extra depth and loose soil afforded by a raised bed.
The initial cost of getting your raised bed set up will depend on how elaborate you make it, but once in place, raised beds are no more expensive to maintain than traditional gardens. She liked the look of galvanized metal, but it's so flimsy that it wouldn't hold up the weight of the soil in the size of beds she planned to build. Your garden bed will be able to be placed wherever you wish.
What makes a raised bed garden better than a traditional garden?
For most small gardens, this makes raised beds the best choice.
A traditional bed may or may not be raised above grade. Instead of trying to force a garden into the ground, I've begun using raised beds. A raised bed is a plot of soil put on top of the native soil or a non-dirt surface.
The number one reason raised beds are planted is because of poor soil quality (more on that in a bit). Makes use of commercial topsoil- and doesn't include/ make use of the native soil beneath the bed's container/frame. And while I have enjoyed the raised garden bed, I wanted to improve on that one step more. Potting mix being the most expensive component. So I decided this year to turn that existing raised garden bed into a sub-irrigated planter (SIP).