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

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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