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Old 03-09-2017, 01:50 PM   #1
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Starting a flower garden in a raised plant bed


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Nothing planted yet. The raised garden bed is about 18 inches out from the wall of my house (width), 32 feet long, at it's deepest is about 18 inches.

The problem is, at the other end of the garden bed it is only 12 inches deep.
The other problem is that it is in shade for most of the day because of the shadow cast from the house. The soil is closer to sand in texture so I know I am going to have to add compost and soil.
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1. What should I plant?
2. How do I solve my uneven ground problem?
3. How do I solve my no sun problem?

PS: Demoing the wall is not possible. My father says he wants it to stay for sentimental reasons. Demoing the part of the roof that extends out making it shady is obviously not possible either.
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Old 03-09-2017, 03:29 PM   #2
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Re: Starting a flower garden in a raised plant bed


Ayuh,.... #1, Plant stuff that doesn't need alota Sun,....
#2, What's the problem, plants will easily grow in 12", or 18" of soil,...
#3, See #1,...
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What do you like to eat?

Tomatoes and peppers need the most sun. Green beans, lettuces, radishes and the cabbage crops will tolerate the shade better.

Uneven ground is only a problem for water run off. Light watering or a drip system will help with that. 12" depth is more than you really need in a raised bed.

Compost and peat moss will reduce the sandy soil to a better water holding garden soil.
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