triplenickle wrote: When I build my raised beds is it Ok to put plastic on the bottom to prevent weeds from growing. Where I plan to build it the ground is loadded withsmall roots to the point of not being to insert a shoel in the ground more the a couple of inches. I don't want the roots and weeds coming to the surface of my new bed. The picture shows a partial view of where I want to build the bed. Couldn't find the better view right now.