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Question About Raised Bed Depth
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I want to start a raised bed and I have read the square foot garden book. It says that I can make boxes that are 6 inches deep. I am worried about the wind here in Oklahoma blowing the plants over…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Alicia Peckham Jan 22, 2010.

 

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Jun 18, 2010
Alicia Peckham replied to dp4nrw's discussion 'Question About Raised Bed Depth'
"I have the square foot raised bed garden boxes. Our backyard is quite windy imo. Last year was our first garden and we planted corn and they didn't blow down, but they also only got about 3' tall (I'm not sure why they didn't…"
Jan 22, 2010
Rachel Hoff replied to dp4nrw's discussion 'Question About Raised Bed Depth'
"Now, it depends on the types of crops you are planting. 6" is rather shallow when most plants do best when they are allowed to have deep roots. I always did 10-12" deep raised beds. Carrots, unless you are growing the short stubby ones…"
Jan 6, 2010
Trell Johnson replied to dp4nrw's discussion 'Question About Raised Bed Depth'
"I wouldn't worry too much about the wind. Practically all the vegetable crops you could grow in a raised bed will only set roots down to 6" or so anyway. Notable exeption: Corn. Rule of Thumb. If the plant will not blow over if planted…"
Jan 5, 2010
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Question About Raised Bed Depth

I want to start a raised bed and I have read the square foot garden book. It says that I can make boxes that are 6 inches deep. I am worried about the wind here in Oklahoma blowing the plants over since they will not have very deep roots. I am new to gardening so I don't know if this is even a problem but I know that we get really strong wind. Any thoughts?See More
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