Raised Garden Beds

Garden Boxes

jab added on January 28, 2012 | Answered

Greetings, When building a raised bed garden box, about 2 ft. off the ground, is it necessary to create a drainage system?

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Answered on January 29, 2012

Yes, you will want some way to allow water to drain away. A common method for an elevated system is to put in a layer of gravel a few inches deep in the bottom of the bed under the soil. This will allow for the excess water to have somewhere to run.

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