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Grand Saline, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 27, 2011
9:35 AM

Post #8590691

This is my first growing season in raised beds. I noticed this spring that soil warmed much faster then the ground. What can I expect this winter. Will it remain warmer, or will it actually be colder, like growing in pots?
Poughkeepsie, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 27, 2011
7:16 PM

Post #8591766

Once it gets cold enough the raised bed won't help you much as far as warm soil goes until spring. Unless you use a hoop house over the bed to extend your growing season a few weeks or yo get a few weeks early start in the late winter.

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