Here are two photos of broccoli I planted on the exact same day and they receive the same amount of water. These two plants are about two feet apart (note: the Storm Trooper figure is there to scale, not to scare).
This one is in the in-ground bed:And this one is in the raised bed:
Oh yeah. Thanks to my best friend Denise, we have lots of wood (from her demolished wood fence, she gave it to us for FREE) to create more raised beds in front.
Next summer we'll be swimming in large veggies.