I'm building raised beds because my soil is almost purely clay. I have alot of boards and things to build them with for free and I have a 50ft silo with tons of 18 year old sileage that has turned into dirt. I plan on filling the beds with a mixture of this old sileage, topsoil and compost.
Oh dear. Is there some kind of way to build non toxic raised beds? I just like sitting beside my raised beds that i have now and weeding them. Is there some kind of nontoxic paint? Now I have to rethink my whole plan. LOL. I guess I could expect that, being a newbie.
melissa2012 wrote: I guess I planted the seeds a bit early but I cant wait anymore.
Ran Prieur wrote:
Another reason you might want raised beds: many plants like well-drained soil, so if your garden gets soggy, raised beds will give them some room to keep their roots from getting soaked. If the improved soil ends up being like a pit in the clay, instead of a mound over the clay, then it could turn into a pond.
Yes my water table is very high and when I made a garden on level ground, it turned into a swamp.