How wide should a raised garden bed be? Expert advice for picking the perfect size

 A raised bed kitchen garden with curvy planters

A raised bed kitchen garden with curvy planters

Raised beds are a great way to grow a huge range of plants in your garden, yet they do need to be practical. That means choosing the correct width of a raised garden bed to make it fit for purpose.

If you are looking to build them for the first time, you may be thinking just how wide should a raised garden bed be? Well, make it too wide and you won’t be able to reach the middle, too narrow and you will really be limiting your growing options. A width of four feet is generally regarded as the recommended maximum.

When you are putting together your raised bed ideas, put real thought into the sizings of the structures. Here we look at what is the right width for a raised garden bed and why it is important to get those

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