Depth of raised beds?

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mumofstig

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Depth of raised beds?
« on: May 20, 2024, 20:16 »
Part of my garden, a strip beside the greenhouse, is clay overlaid with a layer of pebbles, like a beach  ::)
I'd like to build a raised bed on top, to grow mostly salad, and wonder what depth of extra soil/compost I could get away with adding? Obviously I'd have to buy in the soil/compost!
I don't know if the pebbles are an advantage with drainage, or if they'll stop any roots from penetrating  :wacko:
Has anybody had similar experience?

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Re: Depth of raised beds?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2024, 19:38 »
I'd say 8" above pebbles, more for perennial salad leaves.  The pebbles might help with the timber lifespan if your bed is going to have sides.


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