So I bought a couple 18 inch deep by 2.5 feet long plastic soil containers to do some back yard growing. However, I bought some soil but am not sure if I need to put rocks down at the bottom or not before putting soil. Do I?
I also bought a soaker for the soil as I live in Vegas and the backyard area gets sun ALL day. First off, should I build a canopy for these or is keeping the soil damp all day good enough? Also, how much water should I put in each? Both products will be seperated. So how often do I turn the soakers on and for how long, generally? I know to keep the soil damp but how damp?
And how do I keep cockroaches and other bugs away from this stuff without poisoning the food? I am growing all organic, so any methods you have please consider that.