I much prefer raised bed gardens to having to dig into the hard ground. There are so many reasons why this is a great idea.
It is said that soil may heat up faster, thus improving germination of your seeds! Win, win!
When trying to decide whether you want to garden in the ground or above ground, take into consideration what a beating your knees and back may take digging in the dirt. It may cost you a doctor’s visit as well!
If you put your raised bed on the dirt, I would remove all weeds and grass and then cover the ground with layers of newspaper.
It is wise to plant mint in a container away from your other plants, as the runners can go wild.
And then for those of us that don’t work with power tools and want to make it simple, there are kits.
This is the one I purchased from Gardener’s Supply, but have not put it together yet.
The easy squeeze spray nozzle is $14.95 and you can find it here.
You can find another great reference source here.