Raised Garden Beds

Clay in Raised Beds

Anonymous added on February 5, 2011 | Answered

I'm going to make raised garden beds and was wondering since under the beds is clay, do I need to put a layer of rocks for drainage?

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Answered on February 7, 2011

If you have clay soil, this is a great idea as it will help with drainage. It is less necessary for other soils, but can't hurt to have that extra drainage in place. In addition, you may want to consider amending the clay soil. This article should help with tips for doing that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/how-to-improve-clay-soil.htm

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