Both have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Since we moved to this house 20 years ago, I started with a few raised beds mainly because of the hard rocky soil. Within a couple of years and the kids being born, I felt the pathways between the beds were wasted garden space and took them out. After expanding & building the soil it's now approximately 25x60 ft and I grow much of our food. Though harvests have been a challenge since I can't keep up with the weeding & care of it. Not to mention the physical challenges. So I am looking into building raised beds again and possibly planting grass in the pathways that can be cut and used either as mulch, added to the compost or as litter in the chicken coop. That way the pathways are 'useful'. Do you have raised beds? Or in ground garden? What do you think of your method and how has it worked for you? Any suggestions or cautions?