I definitely believe raised beds are the best way to grow vegetables due to the plants being easier to reach and improved drainage. However, often the downside of raised bed gardening is the soil drying out too quickly. This self-watering planter solves the problem by having a built-in reservoir (up to 20 litres) ensuring plant roots are kept moist. It comes in a wide range of colours including solid and granite effects. The capillary mats and wicks enable the built in self-regulating reservoir to keep the soil damp. The double wall construction keeps conditions warm and encourages more rapid growth. And there is a life time guarantee against rotting. Best of all, it was so easy to construct and looks wonderful as a feature in my garden.