Answer: I find it easier to garden in a raised bed that is only about 3 feet wide. That way I can reach everything from both sides without straining. You can make yours wider if you prefer but it is a consideration. I suspect you will start out with only a few herbs and tomato plants but as the seasons progress you will want to add more and more plants. So, if the space allows, make your bed 6-8 feet long and about 3 feet wide. This should provide ample room. Most herbs like a minimum 6 hours of sun a day; tomatoes and squash will grow well with a minimum of 6 hours sun - more will be better - so plant them in the sunniest spots available.
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