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SFG on a slope?

Post  orionsbelt on 3/19/2010, 12:31 am

I live with a housemate who has primary control (and experience) with the garden. However, I just got my own dominion to create a SFG. It's in a sunny area (West facing), with some shade during parts of the day. We recently had to remove a number of trees due to weather damage, so there are quite a few stumps.

The main downside to the area that a lot of it is on a slope. I've been trying to figure out how to best utilize the space, and I'd like to have some square foot beds on part of the slope.

I had a couple of ideas, and I was wondering if anyone had tried them or had another suggestion.

(1) Have the downhill side of the garden have a higher border, so that the inside space of the square foot garden is all level. The disadvantages seem to be that this would be a bit more difficult to manuever, and building materials might be more expensive.

(2) Create a square foot garden frame with a plywood bottom (as described in the book), and support the "downhill" side with cinderblocks so that it is level. This seems to be a fairly simple design in terms of following Mel's outline, but it has the potential to be less stable. I'm not sure it will work, and I'd hate to invest time/materials only to have it fall apart.

(3) Create a smaller SFG in a different dimension (say, 2'x4') on the slope. I really like the main SFG design, though - so this is probably my least favorite idea.

Thanks for any thoughts/ideas/feedback.
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Re: SFG on a slope?

Post  chocolatepop on 3/19/2010, 12:47 am

You have some great timing!

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/general-sfg-talk-f5/boxes-on-uneven-ground-t441.htm

this was just discussed.

In addition, some people cut into the "slope" and set some of their their box inside of it and support the rest if needed.

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Post  boffer on 3/19/2010, 1:26 am

And then there's those of us (very few) that keeping plugging the virtues of table top SFG. tongue In this case, think of a table with two legs shorter than the other two to fit the slope. You can find ideas on how to build one here: http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/general-sfg-talk-f5/building-a-table-top-sfgsome-ideas-t297.htm
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Re: SFG on a slope?

Post  orionsbelt on 3/19/2010, 1:28 am

Awesome! Thanks to both of you. I did a search for "hill" and "slope," but I guess I should have checked uneven ground, too.
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