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How deep do the roots need?

Posted by njmomma z6 NJ (My Page) on
Thu, May 6, 10 at 16:32

We have huge tree stumps bordering our backyard (not on our property but touching it). I can't dig into the soil there b/c it's all tree roots, as you can imagine.

SO, we're going to build a raised bed to plant things in.
We're thinking of making it 2 feet deep. Is that deep enough for a clematis to thrive and survive overwinter in my zone 6b northern NJ?
I HOPE SO! Please let me know. P.S. Can we get away with making it 18"?

THANKS,
Natanya


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RE: How deep do the roots need?

Two feet is plenty.


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RE: How deep do the roots need?

I agree as I have some raised beds that are two feet tall..the key is to plant them at a 45degree angle TOWARDS what you want them to grow onto and remember to plant deep enough to get the first leaf axil under the soil...Jeanne


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