I uploaded some photos of my garden here in the UK.
As you can see we like raised beds:)
You said it all right here! This is how I feel, too. We've erected a teepee in the front yard that must be 10 feet tall or so, and the kids and I planted viners all around it. I thought things like cherry tomatoes and green beans would be fun for them to snatch a snack from while playing outside. And I can't help but think that standing inside a teepee covered in gourds and flowers would be a fun and magical place to be for a kid. My 9 yr old daughter loves walking the gardens looking for signs of faerie inhabitants.vegetable-gardener88 wrote: The brilliant thing with being organic is I don't have to wash my vegetables before I eat them. My kids can go outside pick spinach (or whatever they fancy) and just eat it. That's what gardening is all about for me.