24in dp bed, how much mix to use?
We thought about putting 12" of sand in bottom, and 12" of MelÂs mix on the top.
Has anybody done anything similar? Any advise?
Should I just fill the whole box with Mel's mix?
I know 6" is supposed to be enough, but, I want 12' at least.
I have read every single SFG post on the forum. And I have MelÂs orginal book.
My husband actually cut the cedar trees and sawed the 2"x12ft boards & 4x4s.
We are building it 3'x12'x2'H,east-west, trellis on 12' N side, 1 ft in. (inspired by engineer garden guys trellis) By the patio and rain barrels.
I wanted to have the height and width to try to help save my back and knees some extra pain.
I have extensive perennial flower gardens, and a very physical, totaly non ergonomic, heavy lifting in awkward positions,distroy your joints job. I cannot kneel at all anymore, and have to go down stairs sideways. I won't go into the rest of my other problems and arthritus etc.
I really wanted to grow some vegetables, but not down in the ground as we have very heavy clay and bindweed and quack grass.
Ok, I tried to give a quick explanation. :-)