Got my raised containers! A few ??
I bought 3 40"x8'x1'deep waist high containers from the neighbors who are moving to Hawaii next month! The tractor guy just brought them over yesterday! I'm quite excited!
The soil that is in them is very good, probably for a regular garden bed (see raisedraised bed garden post), but I can't afford all new soil after buying these huge beds! There are a few inches of room after a winter of settling that I can add some stuff before tilling it in (I have a 20lb electric tiller that goes down about 6") I have some finished compost, some bagged chicken manure and access to plenty of coffee grounds and possibly rabbit poop. I will also be emptying my pond for the annual cleaning.
My regular raised beds hold the tall stuff...tomatoes, green beans, asparagus, tomatillas (had to plant them fast cause they were falling over!) and roots . I have a decorative container herb garden + a bunch of volunteers in an old bed that I might move to one of the raised containers.
Would squash do OK in the raised containers? Mine isn't vining (at least til fall)
Any other suggestions of things to grow in my lovely raised containers? Thanks for your input to a new container gardener!
Can roots go in a 1' deep container?
I plan to plant peppers and eggplant, try some lettuces in a shaded part of the containers