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Height question on my hugelkultur w/ Mel's mix raised bed.

 
Kevin Knight
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Hello all! Newbie's first question. So I built my third raised bed last weekend. I know it's probably too later for many but various factors held me up. Seeds have been sprouted for awhile. This bed is 10x4x3. Being the busy guy I am, I'm trying to to minimize the time needed for watering. I decided to mix elements of hugelkukture with the SFG approach. I threw in a lot of dead trees (dead because I didn't want it to absorb nitrogen). Followed Mel's soil guided and $800 later, I have a great looking bed

To be planted: mix of many with 3 sisters raring to go.

Question: I'm aware that from most pics I see of square foot gardens, show a bed that is very short off the ground. I understand roots only need so far to grow. Am I perhaps better off removing some of the 2.5-3ft of Mel's Mix and using it in another bed? I really like the size and height of it and it does a better job of keeping pests out.

I'm constructing the watering system into the grid today and hope to have my plants in the ground the first of the week.

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