vegetable garden

Asked October 1, 2016, 5:58 AM EDT

1) In the Vegetable Garden planning section there is a chart entitled "Vegetable Garden Planting/Harvest Calendar". Can I use that for my location in Lewes? Should I adjust it in any way? I live about a mile from the beach. 2) Putting in raised beds for my vegetable garden. How deep would you recommend them to be? Thanks, Joan

Sussex County Delaware gardening vegetables garden raised bed vegetable

3 Responses

Can you tell me what planning guide you are using? if it is a product of U of D or Del State it should be accurate. Here is a document on vegetable garden basics for Delaware http://udextension.s3.amazonaws.com/factsheet/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/VegetableGardenBasics.pdf and for raised bed information see https://s3.amazonaws.com/udextension/lawngarden/files/2013/07/UDCE-Raised-Bed-Gardening-FINAL-4-14-1.pdf and for a list of plants for the home garden see https://s3.amazonaws.com/udextension/lawngarden/files/2013/07/UDCE-Suggested-Vegetables-Home-Gardens-4-14-15.pdf


All 3 links do not work. Is it possible for you to just tell me how deep a raised bed vegetable garden should be.

Hi Joan,
Sorry about the links. One foot is an ideal depth for raised beds. For references try
https://extension.udel.edu/factsheets/vegetable-garden-basics
and scan to for "For complete guide, click here"

https://extension.udel.edu/factsheets/delaware-urban-food-and-farm-coalition
and scan to Suggested Vegetables for Home Gardens and Raised Bed Gardening.

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