Can you call a vegetable plot "a vegetable bed"? Or is this usage uncommon?
For example a bed of flowers is called a flowerbed.
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Yes, you can call a vegetable plot "a vegetable bed", and this is not uncommon.
: a flat or level surface: such as a : a plot of ground prepared for plants also : the plants grown in such a plot
These are all correct, as bed means a plot of ground in which plants are growing.
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Yes, you can, at least in UK usage. The Royal Horticultural Society refer to "vegetable beds" in their campaign for school gardening, for example.
They're not completely synonymous as you'll see from this description of my own garden: I have several veg beds, one strawberry bed, and two herb beds. They're island beds separated by paths and together make up the vegetable plot. The examples I've linked (along with the more common "raised bed") demonstrate that phrases of this form are quite flexible