I have a pretty successful in-ground vegetable garden now, but am looking to expand. I have a spot where in-ground wouldn't work but could consider using elevated (wide diameter) PVC tubing laid horizontally, as a sort of raised bed. Here's a link to some examples I found on-line
https://swebdesign.me/pvc-pipe-gardens/p ... ow-covers/
My concern here is that it will require heavy watering - the location is in direct sunlight a large part of the day. Even though the pipe is white I am sure it will absorb a lot of heat. Experience has shown me that container plants require frequent watering.
One solution might be to put some form of sunshield in front of the white plastic (but not the plants) so no sun actually hits the container itself.
I am considering initially using this as a strawberry bed but may also consider things like lettuce.
Does anyone have advice or experience to share?
Many Thanks in advance!