Installing the Drainage System Raised Garden Beds

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How to install the drainage system on 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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We got our drainage for the, we're back over to the first tub we have our drainage up here ready to install it in the tub. If you notice I've reinforced the plastic flat with some cans and we're going to take them and put them over the drainage hole. The drain hole being on the end like it is it's necessary for the water to flow to one end to the other but we need to keep dirt and things from choking it up. That is the whole idea of creating the space which is basically an air space next to the floor of the raised bed. We're going to take these flats reinforced so they can't and just cover up the drain and if you can see (if the camera can see) I can put my fingers underneath all the way around the flats. So there is an air space there and when we put another one behind it we're going to create a channel an actual channel for the water to go from one end of this tub to the other. So we're not holding water and like I said a while ago this is exactly what a tub is designed to do and we're not going to drill more holes so we got to use the one hole that is available to get as much of the water to flow freely to that point as we can.