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Weekend of April 23rd: Raised Vegetable Garden

If you have a kid who loves helping out in the garden but you're always brushing the dirt off their knees, a raised bed may be the perfect addition to your landscape. A simple frame of rot-resistant lumber holds the soil in place and brings it to a height that's easy for everyone to reach in without climbing all over precious plants. The quick upgrade makes a great Earth Month family project.

Take a look at How to Build a Raised Vegetable Garden to see how This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook got it done in just 2 hours.
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