I really wanted to increase the space I have to plant veggies next year.
One idea I had was to take this nice square raised bed which was planted with Tall Bearded iris and instead make it a veggie bed. It is 7 foot square raised bed with a three foot square smaller raised bed in the middle. The bed is level, while my property slopes slightly downward. So it is raised more in more side than the other. The straw is there now as mulch simply to stop weeds from starting to grow.
I intend to put vertical netting around three sides of the middle square and grow my Yard Long Beans in there. I have them this year but since I definatly am going to plant them again next year, I decided this was a perfect spot. Then the rest will be for tomatoes. I DO LOVE my tomatoes ha-ha.
So I moved all the Iris and other plants and will be ready for veggies next spring!