I myself have a raised bed at the Extension Office. With the steady rains we had this Spring, my tomatoes were beginning to drown and turn yellow. So, I decided to adopt a raised bed so I would at least have some tomatoes. Thankfully, my home garden pulled out of it and the tomatoes are thriving.
We are experimenting with mulching with paper this year. I am sold on mulching. I planted this bed and mulched it. About a week later, a neighboring box was planted. (See photo below).
We learned about growing healthy produce by using organic practices.
Of course, I just had to get paint all over myself and pitched in to help paint. It was so much fun painting that barrel.
Happy Gardening ~ Melanie