Vegetable Gardening

Starting an in-Ground Raised Veggie Bed

Anonymous added on April 16, 2017 | Answered

I was curious if I could recycle some corrugated cardboard to lay down under my dirt/soil to protect from weeds/animals or if that black mesh that is typically used is far superior. Thanks, David

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Answered on April 17, 2017

You can use a metal mesh or hardware cloth at the bottom of the raised beds to keep any critters from tunneling under the garden bed.
I personally do not have an issue with tunneling animals in my garden, and skipped this step.

I would avoid using the cardboard at the bottom of the bed, unless you use the 'lasagna method' in the raised beds.

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