WICHE Q&A: More about raised vegetable beds

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A monthly Q/A column about gardening

By Jeneen Wiche

Q: I recently read your article regarding raised gardens. I would like for you to further explain some of the points you made in the article. I started four raised beds, 4 x13 feet, made of concrete blocks last spring because I could not battle another year of our hard clay. We tilled what topsoil we could scrape up and mixed it with sand and barn “dirt.” This was from a horse barn that had been sitting several years. The results were pretty good, especially considering we started rather late in the spring.

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