I decided that I would install a raised bed for growing the veggies. I think it will look better and will mean that I won’t have to bend over quite so far. I also think that it gives better growing conditions for the plants, mind you that might be wrong, I don’t know for sure.
Construction was pretty easy, I just used some old fencing panels that I had left over from a previous job. I got some small stakes, screwed it all together and then set it around the bed area and knocked it into the ground.
The wood will probably rot over the course of a year or two, but will be easily replaceable. I had considered other materials and construction methods, but this was both the cheapest and easiest and it used materials that were just lying around.