Finish Strengthening the Drainage System for Raised Garden Beds

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How to finish strengthening the drainage system for a raised garden bed; get professional tips and advice from an expert on growing your own plants and herbs in this free gardening video. View Video Transcript

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Travis Steglich

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Okay here at tub number 2, we've got the PVC pipe with holes drilled in the bottom and we are going to add some of those caster bean stalks to the bottom. The reason that I am doing this is to supply a more porous layer down where the water needs to move so that if it doesn't get directly in the pipe the first rattle out of the box, maybe it can move down the tub a little way and find another passage way. This PVC pipe will support well according to the container, will support 3,000 PSI as far as weight/pounds so there is no problem with it collapsing. But supplying a more porous layer at the bottom of the tub or at the bottom of your container, can make the difference in getting good drainage or getting relatively poor drainage.