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Post  ndgarden on 10/30/2010, 9:54 am

Hello,

I have 2, 2x8 ft gardens in my garage (heated) this winter. I have 3/8" plywood for the base, and currently have 1/4" holes every 4 inches or so. I'm wondering if this is enough for drainage?

Thanks,

John

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Post  Megan on 10/30/2010, 10:06 am

Welcome John! I don't know the answer to your question, but I'm sure someone here will have some great advice for you. glad you\'re here
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Post  Furbalsmom on 10/30/2010, 11:27 am

Welcome John!

Sounds like you have enough drainage holes in place. I found a posting by Boffer using the search feature under Table Top
"For beds 4x4 and smaller, the simplest solution is to attach a piece of 3/4 inch plywood, with a couple 1/4 inch drain holes in each square, to the bottom of your box"
2 X 8 would have the same surface and volume as 4 X 4, so I think you are fine.
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Post  ndgarden on 10/30/2010, 3:28 pm

Thanks, I'm probably on the right track then.

Adding my new T5 flourescents tonight, I'll post a pic of that as well as my outdoor gardens that withstood 60mph winds and a blizzard last week.

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Post  camprn on 10/30/2010, 4:13 pm

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Post  ander217 on 10/31/2010, 3:34 pm

Welcome, ndgarden. Can't wait to see your photos. I've been wondering about a winter garden and I'll look forward to any information you can give us.

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Post  sfg4uKim on 10/31/2010, 6:53 pm

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Post  WardinWake on 11/1/2010, 11:23 am

@ndgarden wrote:Hello,

I have 2, 2x8 ft gardens in my garage (heated) this winter. I have 3/8" plywood for the base, and currently have 1/4" holes every 4 inches or so. I'm wondering if this is enough for drainage?

Thanks,

John

Howdy John:

According to the book, "ALL NEW Square Foot Gardening", Mel recommends one 1/4 inch hole for each square plus an extra in each corner of the box. You are on the right path. In my TT boxes I have used the 12 inch rule on some and on others I have them every 8 inches or so and all are working great. Also on some of my "salvaged" table top boxes the water drains around the sides so no extra holes were needed.

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