At what slope does one need to terrace?

ibarney5(6)July 22, 2012

Trying to figure out if I can get away with not terracing my back-yard and still have a good veggie garden. You can't tell very well by the picture, but a few feet down from the existing garden, the yard starts to slope slightly downward.

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Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9b

That looks like a gentle slope. I wouldn't terrace it.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 11:54AM
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nil13(z21 L.A., CA (Mt. Washington))

cut your rows along the contour lines of the slope, not in a straight line. That way each row will be level and hold water.

Wikipedia contour plowing.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2012 at 8:19PM
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