help with raised beds!
I plan to use raised beds for gardening next year. People don't recommend growing melons/any type of winter squash in containers because of how much space they take up.
Would it be possible to grow melons and squash in raised beds? Mine are 4' x 4' and 4' x 8'. I plan to grow the melons/squash in the 4' x 8' raised beds.
All the varieties I plan to use are bush types; that is they have short vines, have been bred to grow in compact spaces, and take up less space than traditional vining varieties of melons and squash.
The reason I am seriously considering growing melons and squash in raised beds, is they're bigger than any of the containers I have. They also have no bottoms so the roots of the melons/squash can dig down as deep as they want; yes the beds will be placed on soil.
I was also wondering if I could grow corn in raised beds. They are very small in height (4' to 4-1/2' with smallest; 5' to 5-1/2' with the tallest) which also allows for closer spacing.