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Q.I Need To Know If I Should Bury The Posts In Concrete On A Raised Garden Bed, Or If I Should Just Bury Them In The Dirt.

Anonymous added on November 4, 2021 | Answered

I have a raised garden bed kit that my wife purchased. I’ve never built one before and don’t know what best practices are. I’ve built wooden fences, and always used concrete to secure the fence posts in the ground, but I don’t know if I should do that with the garden bed posts, or if it’s best to just dig the hole to depth, drop the posts in, and fill it back in with dirt? The garden bed is a 12’x20′, with almost 20 posts that need to be buried.

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Answered on November 7, 2021

Generally, raised beds are not any wider than you can reach across from one side. Usually about 3 or 4 feet. You may need to add stepping stones or paths in your garden bed. And one doesn't normally have to bury the posts in cement. In fact, most are not buried at all. I suggest using the instructions in your kit.

Here are examples of simple raised beds:

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