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raised or sunken beds

Posted by agility_mom z9 AZ (My Page) on
Fri, May 13, 11 at 10:52

We are planning an enclosed garden structure and are trying to decide what would be the best choice for the beds inside of it. Raised beds are nice for ease of use and looks but sunken beds seem to be better for water retention. Another thing is that the raided beds using some materials take up a lot of room. Any insight or experiences?

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RE: raised or sunken beds

"Raised beds are nice for ease of use"

I can't speak for everyone but I plan on using my beds. In my book the easier they are to use the better.

RE: raised or sunken beds

do BOTH ... run the roof peak EAST/WEST and plant stubby plants along the south run in sunken and on the north run can be raised beds or taller plants

from experience OUTSIDE, our raised beds need more water, and are easier to work ...

RE: raised or sunken beds

neither one, or rather half way between...
just start with level ground, add mulch on top and pull back mulch where you need to plant. Way easiest, way cheapest, looks great, grows way best

RE: raised or sunken beds

Decisions, decisions. Thanks for the ideas.

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