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Mooresville, NC(Zone 7b)

How wide should I make the paths in my garden? Not rows but the paths that I will walk on and/or bring a wheelbarrow through? Or would I be doing that...the wheelbarrow? I'm trying to finalize my garden plans and just want to make sure I can navigate through. I will be planting in 4x4 sections.
Thanks for any advice!
Pinger

Dublin, CA(Zone 9a)

It's really up to you--if you're building a path that you want people to walk on as they pass through and enjoy your garden, then you need to worry about the width a bit more, but if it's just for you to get access for weeding, etc then just make it wide enough that you can get through comfortably. Or if you want to bring the wheelbarrow in there too, then measure the wheelbarrow and make the path slightly wider than it. My guess would be that if you don't make the path wide enough for the wheelbarrow, you'll end up with at least one time during the gardening season when you wish you could have got the wheelbarrow in there, so I would make it wide enough to accomodate it.

Mooresville, NC(Zone 7b)

Thank you for the advice ecrane3! Sounds good to me...

Calais, VT

Hi Pinger, I have 20 4x4 beds with 18" paths that I cover with bark. They are a little small and if I could layout the beds again I would use 24" and I know this because I tried the last few I added with this size and it works alot better. I'll try to post a picture for you.

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Mooresville, NC(Zone 7b)

Sounds great, looks great!
Thanks!

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