Raised bed gardens sit above ground within a frame made of wood or other material. There are many reasons to consider a raised bed garden. If your land has sandy, claylike, or hard-packed soil you can provide perfect conditions for whatever you want to grow. Plants are easier to reach. The soil warms up earlier and stays that way longer, extending the growing season and providing gentler conditions for new seeds and delicate transplants. Fruits, veggies, and ornamentals will send their roots deeper in search of water, which means a stronger foundation and improved health. And raised beds keep your space tidy. Best of all, they are easy to make.