I don’t know if I will ever really be able to go back to in ground gardening after using raised beds and vertical beds. These first two beds were the first two I put in. After the first year I noticed I made them too wide. Ive since built them a little narrower. The first bed is asparagus so there isn’t really any issues with its width.
The second bed was tough to weed due to the size. I dug it out and removed 15″. I think it will work so much better. The dirt settled enough that I didn’t have to haul any off I just used it to refill the bed. These rail road ties are over 12′ long and can be hard to move by yourself. I took enough out that all I had to do was role the tie 180*. Below is the tool I used. Dad bought it to rotate end post while doing fencing. I don’t recall us ever using it. It works well to role logs when cutting firewood and worked awesome moving the tie.