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Houston, Texas
swilsonj
May 13, 2020 11:15 AM CST
I created two 4' X 8' X 12" Raised Garden Beds this weekend. I lined them with black poly plastic before adding the soil. I started thinking about it and wanted to know was that a bad move on my part with the poly? And if it was do I have any options to fix it? I have planted plants in the beds so removing it would not work well.
Name: Keith W
Southwest Missouri (Zone 6b)
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keith8800
May 13, 2020 11:54 AM CST
swilsonj, as long and you lined just the sides, it's nothing to worry about. Hopefully, you didn't line the bottom or you would have something to worry about. What did you do?
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Houston, Texas
swilsonj
May 13, 2020 1:06 PM CST
I did the bottom too. I was going to see if I could use a fork or spade to cut some holes in the bottom for drainage.
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
May 13, 2020 4:15 PM CST
Yes, please try to puncture the poly in as many places as you can. Next time you build a raised bed, don't put it on the bottom. Rolling my eyes.
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Houston, Texas
swilsonj
May 14, 2020 12:43 PM CST
I used a 3/8" pipe to puncture holes in the bottom of both of the beds. We had a good rain this morning and all is good no standing water. Thanks for the help.
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Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
May 14, 2020 12:50 PM CST
Your welcome! Sounds like you got it.
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