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6" depth ?

Post  KenL123 on 5/15/2014, 2:03 pm

In the book, Mel says that the mix should be 6" deep.
But he also suggest building the box with 1 x 6 or 2 x 6 lumber.
As everyone know, 6" lumber is only 5.5" wide.

So is he saying that 5.5" of mix is sufficient?

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Re: 6" depth ?

Post  boffer on 5/15/2014, 2:11 pm

Correct. Even potatoes and carrots will grow at that depth, but the harvests will be smaller.

Some folks will make their boxes deeper so they can add mulch easily.

I recall that somewhere he mentioned making even smaller boxes out of 2x4s so they would be portable.

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Post  sanderson on 5/15/2014, 10:11 pm

Two levels of 2 x 4's makes it 7". 6" for Mel's Mix, and 1" for mulch. ??

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Post  boffer on 5/15/2014, 10:19 pm

I believe it was one level, 2x2, so he could pick it up and carry it into kids' classrooms.

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Post  sanderson on 5/15/2014, 10:48 pm

Opps. Totally misunderstood.

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