raised beds and containers
I'm not new to gardening, just new to gardening in Arizona.
I have a very small yard next to a mobile home and the space
is also shared with my little dogs. I want to use raised
beds and large containers in order to prevent my dogs from
contaminating my vegetables. When making raised beds, how
do you do this? other than using 2X6's, what do you use for
the bottom? How do you prevent the wood from rotting? or
being attacked by termites? With containers I worry about
the outside of the container being too hot for the roots,
is this a legitimate concern? My neighbor has styrofoam
around his pots, says it keeps the roots cooler and I hadn't
even thought about that until he mentioned it. Any thoughts
or advice is appreciated.