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Raised Garden Bed

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by theredofshaw, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Apr 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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    theredofshaw

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    We are wanting to build 2 raised garden beds approx 3ft x 5ft x 6-8in deep to plant tomatoes, red and green grapes (1 vine each), tomatoes (1 plant), broccoli, green peppers, and strawberries. should I just use topsoil for this or bunch of the bags of garden soil from home depot? not sure how much I will need though. any pointers?

    got the building part down, just curious about the rest.
     
  2. Apr 21, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    3'x5'x8" deep is approx 10 cubic feet or just over 1/3 of a yard of soil
     
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    geometry > theredofshaw lol
     
  4. Apr 21, 2012 at 6:14 PM
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    lol....not in the right minsdet for that right now :proposetoast:

    :D
     
  5. Apr 21, 2012 at 6:16 PM
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    I always used potting soil in mine. I guess it would depend on what your topsoil looks like.

    You might also want to check out http://www.squarefootgardening.com/

    I used this method before and you can grow a lot of stuff in a small space.
     
  6. Apr 21, 2012 at 6:20 PM
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    :laughing:
     
  7. Apr 21, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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    I learned a lot about outdoor gardening from watching a YouTube channel

    http://www.youtube.com/user/growingyourgreens

    go there and use the "channel search" and type in "soil" he has a lot of great info on composting and how to get better tasting veggies. He makes videos everyday so it's very active which is nice.
     
  8. Apr 21, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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    we're working on bottle #3 of wine...found a couple of sweet wines...BAD idea lol
     
  9. Apr 21, 2012 at 6:29 PM
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    I'm going to be setting up some raised gardens at my new house. Thank you for the link.
     
  10. Apr 21, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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    You should be fine with a base of regular soil and mixing the first half a foot or so with garden soil I would think. Everything will Illuviate anyways
     
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