Is a 5ft bed hard to work in?
I'm trying to squeeze every square foot of gardening space out of a small property. I've been working on a layout for new beds all week and driving myself crazy with indecision. I am used to working in 4ft wide beds.
I keep trying to fit four beds with paths in the layout and I realized yesterday that I would get more square footage if I reduced the number of beds to three with one less pathway, if I changed the width to 5ft. Or I could fit the four beds better to go with 3ft wide. I just hate to build a wooden raised bed for only a 3ft wide space. Seems a waste. I'm 5ft 6in tall, and 4 ft is comfortable. Not sure how comfortable 5ft would be. I don't want to have to get into a bed to work in it.
So anyone have any experience with 5ft wide raised beds?