Fort Mill, SC, US

gardening interests: Composting, Cooking, Edible Landscaping, Fruits and Berries, Livestock, Organic Gardening, Ornamental Gardening, Square-Foot Gardening, Sustainable Living, Vegetables

Member Since: 03/13/2009

recent comments

Re: Recently Built 4 New Raised Beds for Vegetable Garden in our Backyard

Those are really nice. I have raised beds too, and from experience you should sink your boxes around 4" in the ground to prevent your good soil, water and nutrients from leaching out. I don't think the plastic is necessary for the bottom since your boxes are so deep. Plus, the plastic would hinder aeration.
Happy gardening!