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Building a garden bed over cement plzzzz help

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 00:24
A bed 16 ft long is fine. Anything over 4 ft wide is difficult because you will be tempted to walk on the soil, and that is not good, as the whole point of a raised bed is that you work it from the sides. Most people can reach 2 ft easily but not much more.

If you want to work the bed while balancing on 2x4 that is entirely up to you. At my age it's not an option!

Building a garden bed over cement plzzzz help

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 18:22
Edd with your calculations you have given a raised bed width of 16 ft. No raised bed should be wider than 4 ft or you will have to climb on it to cultivate! The whole point of a raised bed is you never compact it by walking on it.

Building a garden bed over cement plzzzz help

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 09:14
None of my raised beds are that deep (3 foot); more like 18 inches maximum.

Christmas quiz questions

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 16:27
Cut and paste, if that is acceptable to Berghill.

Paper white narcissi

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 16:51
Lack of water or too hot.

Cobnut trees

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 16:50
The hazel family are not happy in containers. The contorted hazel which is grafted is an exception.

Tree identification

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 16:48
Yes.

Christmas Cactus

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 17:18
Don't worry, find a good place for it where you don't have to move it and it will reward you. Mine is amazing at the moment.

If you want to re-pot it do it when it isn't flowering.

Building a garden bed over cement plzzzz help

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 10:44
That would allow the soil to escape under the wood; I think the boards have to be flush to the ground.

Building a garden bed over cement plzzzz help

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 01:21
I have the soil straight on the Tarmac. I am experimenting with damp-proof plastic between the soil and the wooden surround to see if that stops it rotting so quickly.

Drainage has never been a problem, and I make no arrangement for it. Water always finds its way out.

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