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Drainage for new boxes

Post  Elishevah on 3/7/2011, 10:46 am

Everything I read says to put one 1/4 inch hole per square foot with one extra in the corners, but the how-to pictures in the book show a man drilling holes about every 4 inches or so. Will someone please speak on this? My boxes will be up on bricks.
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Re: Drainage for new boxes

Post  Furbalsmom on 3/7/2011, 4:14 pm

Elishevah, you are right, the written instructions indicate 1 - 1/4 inch hole per square foot with an extra hole in each corner.
The picture shows otherwise, but the general consensus here seems to be that one per sq ft plus corners and maybe along the lower edge is sufficient.

Forum members have discussed this before, read the responses and then do what you think best for your situation.
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