gshann

Recommendation for raised bed...

gshann
13 years ago

So I've planted my 20-or-so pepper plants in a location near the house. Due to shadows, they don't get direct sun until around 9:30 in the am, and they lose it around 5:30 or 6:pm. That's a full 8-hour day with no lunch break, but I have decided that I will construct a raised bed in the late summer/early fall that will get all day sun. What sort of materials should I be looking for? I've heard that some people do not use pressure treated wood when growing food. Is that a valid concern? Cedar could be an option, but I am worrying about price. And is all-day sun adviseable, or are periods of shade better for peppers? I have a Habanero growing in a pot, just as I did last year, and it is going gang-busters. This guy is in direct sun all day on the deck, so I guess I may have my answer there. Anyway, thanks for reading...

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