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Beginner Gardening Questions: Raised vegetable bed ? about size

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Spring City, TN

October 3, 2012
9:22 AM

Post #9294682

The bed is going to be 16"x3'x32' against a chainlink fence and I'll only have access from one side -- .16" tall & 3' wide means things are going to be easier for me to reach. 32' because that's the space in sunlight most of the day.

Is there any advantage/disadvantage to one long bed vs. smaller beds as far as the vegetables are concerned?
Greenfield, OH
(Zone 6a)

October 3, 2012
9:53 AM

Post #9294707

I don't see any advantage/disadvantage as long as you can reach across the bed

This message was edited Oct 3, 2012 2:33 PM
Spring City, TN

October 3, 2012
10:31 AM

Post #9294744

That's what I was hoping. I always hear 4x4. And couldn't figure out why.
Greenfield, OH
(Zone 6a)

October 3, 2012
12:34 PM

Post #9294855

The 4x4 is for square foot gardens with the idea that you can reach in from all 4 sides. I have 80 feet of raised bed along a chain link fence that is only 24" wide. No problems.

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