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    Default 3' or 4' wide beds.

    I'm in a bit of a quandary. In the same area, I can either have 12 13'x3' raised beds or 10 13'x4' raised beds. I'm tempted to go for the 4' width but what do you think or more importantly what would you do assuming you would have raised beds in the first place. Advice as always gratefully received.
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    I would make sure there was enough room between the beds, to enable you to kneel comfortably, to tend the beds when you need to. My raised beds are 2 sleepers long, by half a sleeper wide, so just over 4' wide, I guess. I wouldn't want them any wider, but I am a short-arris!
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    The 4' option gives you more growing space too!
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    Cheers G4, both options have 2' paths all round them.
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    My beds are 4ft wide because that gave me more growing area, they're not raised though but by the rate I'm making compost they soon will need boarding.
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    I have 4' x 10' beds on my allotment and find them great for getting inbetween when weeding, as can reach easily without treading on the soil. And as Glutton4.. said more growing space cant be bad ;0)

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    These are the options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gothmaga View Post
    I have 4' x 10' beds on my allotment and find them great for getting inbetween when weeding, as can reach easily without treading on the soil. And as Glutton4.. said more growing space cant be bad ;0)
    Thats what's confusing me. Is it more growing space if I am losing 2 beds?
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