First raised vegetable bed- Need a liner?
The raised beds will be on top of the ground that our family successfully gardened for over 70 yrs. However, after a few neglectful years it's now covered with weeds & grass. It's been exhausting the last 3 seasons --a constant battle fighting those intrusive weeds. So this year, instead of digging & tilling it again, we're trying beds.
MY QUESTION: Should we put a weed barrier underneath the blocks? The soil under the grass/weeds was always great for gardening --very rich-- but the weeds now have deep runners. I thought maybe heavy mulching around the bed veggies would discourage the weeds from growing upward to the surface, but...?
And if we do put down a barrier, won't the tomatoes and other longer rooted plants fight for soil space within the bed? I thought they'd probably need the ground soil (below the bed) to grow better & stronger...?
Any comments or suggestions will be appreciated-- Thank you!!
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