I will be constructing my raised garden "containers" this coming week. I'm going with (6) 8 x 4 containers. They will be sitting on decorative rock over clay-compacted soil. Is 18" tall enough? Do I need to use a treated wood?
Thanks in advance!
I'm a little confused by the "decorative rock over clay-compacted soil" part of your original post. If the raised beds are built directly on the underlying soil (even if it is of poor quality), then you can get away with 12" high beds. But if you are using stone to segregate your raised beds from the underlying ground, then you may want to go the full 18" for tomatoes. I only have personal experience with raised beds over gumbo clay soil in Houston, and containers.skinnylegs wrote:I noticed that you have stacked (4) 4 x 4's, for a dept of 16". I was thinking of going 18", which would require a 5th 4 x 4. I'm wondering if this 5th 4 x 4 is even necessary? I'm guessing that 16" is an adequate depth for a raised garden?
skinnylegs wrote:I noticed that you have stacked (4) 4 x 4's, for a dept of 16". I was thinking of going 18", which would require a 5th 4 x 4. I'm wondering if this 5th 4 x 4 is even necessary? I'm guessing that 16" is an adequate depth for a raised garden?
I was thinking about adding cilantro and basil to the box. Like maybe 4 plants? What do you think? I don't want to crowd it too much.rainbowgardener wrote:OK... that's a product I didn't know about and might be good. You just said "garden soil" before. What they sell in bags as "garden soil" specifically says on it do not use in flower pots. If you are lucky it is good topsoil not just fill dirt.
You have plenty of room left in your box to plant some other stuff with the tomatoes, like basil and peppers.