Drainage - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by ksirmans26
July 15, 2010
What is the best way to get better drainage in a raised bed?

Answer from NGA
July 15, 2010
Raised beds, by their very nature, usually drain well. If your soil is clayey or compacted and it hasn't been amended with organic matter lately, I'd sure recommend it. Spread 4-5 inches of compost, aged manure, shredded leaves, rice hulls, or whatever organic matter might be readily available in your area. Dig it into the soil to loosen the soil and help it drain a little faster. Best wishes with your raised bed.

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