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At what slope does one need to terrace?

Posted by ibarney5 6 (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 22, 12 at 11:07

Trying to figure out if I can get away with not terracing my back-yard and still have a good veggie garden. You can't tell very well by the picture, but a few feet down from the existing garden, the yard starts to slope slightly downward.


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RE: At what slope does one need to terrace?

That looks like a gentle slope. I wouldn't terrace it.
Suzi


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RE: At what slope does one need to terrace?

  • Posted by nil13 z21 Mt. Washington L (My Page) on
    Thu, Sep 6, 12 at 20:19

cut your rows along the contour lines of the slope, not in a straight line. That way each row will be level and hold water.

Wikipedia contour plowing.


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