Is it important to have level raised beds?

snowmanaxp(7b NC)March 18, 2009

How important is it to level the raised bed? Is this different from gardening without a raised bed?

Where I want to place my raised bed there is about an 8 to 10 inch drop over the 14 foot length of the area.

Can I make two levels of the raised bed? Sort of like a terrace. Will this work?

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Dan Staley

You want a terrace or check dams. You will get lots of erosion if you don't.


    Bookmark   March 18, 2009 at 8:31PM
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All I did was make my beds out of 2"x12" lumber then leveled in by sinking the high end into the dirt. The lowest corner is about 1/2 inches into the ground with almost the whole board showing and the highest corner is about 10" into the soil with about 1.5"-2" showing above ground.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2009 at 11:27PM
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mike_in_paradise(6U 5A Cn Jun9Sep29)

Just stagger the height of the boxes and dig down. I actually removed about 8 - 12 inches off of one end of the garden and still had to stagger the boxes.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2009 at 2:44PM
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