Raised garden beds for beginner
My 3 year old daughter and I are trying to plan out our fall garden, and I was thinking it would be best to do raised beds.
Would someone be willing to help me plan this, please!?!
The area I have to use is 28 x 15 ft... I was thinking 4 beds in size of 10 x 5 ft... With 1.5 ft on each side, and 2 ft in-between.
How deep should these be? When I look at pictures on the Internet, some seem to be around 2 ft deep... But some things I have seen say to build them 1 ft high, with 10 in deep of soil.
If I do the 5 x 10 beds, my math says I would need 50 cubic feet of soil each... One thing said 60% top soil, 30% compost, 10% mix... If we waanted to do organic beds, is this right? Would I use mushroom compost?
Also, we wanted to do the corrugated steel boxes... I know the sheets are 24in x 144in, does anyone know if lowes/home depot can cut those into 5 ft x 12 in pieces? Then I assume I would use weather treated wood for my corners and tops.
Someone please help us! I am trying to show my husband I can plan and execute ;-)