What is an ideal above ground vegetable garden height?
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Somehow my house and garden got tiny gnats that killed my fuchsia plant and fly everywhere. I have tried ALL the Web recommendations - soap and oil dishes, sand in th... See more
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How to care for a dogwood tree?
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Is it OK to eat wild onions that grow in our yards?
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Low enough for you to reach the center. Depends how wide it is and how tall you are.
Are you doing raised beds? It would depend on how much you want to bend over to work in them. If I did a raised bed (at my age) I would like them at a height where if I took a folding chair in between the rows I could sit when I worked in my garden.
i'm assuming raised garden beds? the roots of a tomato plant can go down 2 feet into the ground. if you are building a bed, that's the depth needed. you can make beds that are at waist ht for ease of not bending over to rend to the plants.
This can be personal preference. I've done raised beds that were only 6 inches off the ground and others that were waist height. The lower beds were for plants that grew taller, such as tomatoes, while the taller beds grew items like carrots.