But before we look at what we could grow, importantly we must look at where we will grow our award-winning vegetables ! Now I’m using this image merely to show how much stuff you can grow in a tiny area. I doubt that the useable area of these raised beds is any more than 2 metres X 0.75 metres , but look how much is growing in each one !! I do think that using a raised bed like this is the best way to start off because it’s small, free draining, easy to look after and importantly you don’t have to tread on it as you can reach every part of it from the edge. So start off by creating a small raised bed. Make sure that you dig the bottom of it before adding further soil to undo any compaction that may be there. Then you’re ready to choose your seeds or ready-grown plants. If you only had two such beds, then I reckon you wouldn’t need more than a border fork, and garden trowel and a watering can.