What do I put on the bottom of a raised garden bed?
The lasagna method: Fill the bottom of your garden boxes with a layer of leaves, grass clippings, straw, wood chips and other organic materials, with a layer of cardboard on top.
Next, add your soil.
This mixture will break down into rich compost over time.
Should I drill holes in the bottom of my raised garden bed?
Drainage. When building your garden box it is important to remember that a raised square foot garden is heavy. You should also drill a hole in each corner of the box. Having a one or two inch layer of gravel in the bottom of your garden box will lead to better drainage.
What kind of wood should be used for raised beds?
Wood options for Raised Garden Boxes
- Redwood or Black Locust – Definitely the best option for raised garden boxes in terms of longevity because they are naturally rot-resistant and have been known to last up to 20 years.
- Cedar – Another rot-resistant wood, cedar can last 10-15 years and looks gorgeous.
How deep should a raised bed garden be?