I would like to build a raised vegetable garden this year. My neighbors all use lawn chemicals, which I would like to keep out of my plants. How do I go about doing this? I'm not sure what the best "floor" of a vegetable garden is.
How do I know how big to make it? I usually container garden, but I'm ready for a "real" garden. Here's what I like to grow:
- 6 tomato plants
- 1-2 cucumbers (pickling)
- 1 zucchini
- 3 basil
- 1 parsley
- 1 thyme
- 1 chives
- 1-2 dill
I would also like to try a watermelon plant this year or a berry bush (I've heard those are difficult).
How deep does the garden need to be?
Is this a difficult project? Is it very time consuming?