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Raised garden bed on top of tiles?

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Raised garden bed on top of tiles?

Hi all,i have received a 1m. square raised garden bed for christmas,the problem is the garden bed only has sides and no bottom to it,but the real problem is i only have terracotta tiles in the backyard and no grass area,can someone please advice me how am i able to solve the problem thanks,or am  i able in insert some sort of cloth for the soil and im assuming drainage might be an issue also ,thanks 

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Re: Raised garden bed on top of tiles?

Welcome to Workshop @robbo62. I'm sure our ever-helpful Workshop community members will have some suggestions for you to make the most out of your new raised garden bed. How high are the sides?

 

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Re: Raised garden bed on top of tiles?

Hi Jason the sides are 30cm high and are corrugated iron 

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Re: Raised garden bed on top of tiles?

I have a raised garden bed on pavers.
I used (approx. 20mm size) quartz gravel in the bottom to get the soil off hot pavers but also to aid in drainage. I also rinsed the gravel free of dust.
then I used a layer of geofabric over the gravel and up the sides before filling it with soil..

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Re: Raised garden bed on top of tiles?

Thanks Bliv that sounds very helpful, I will try your idea as it covers drainage and lining for the soil. Greatly appreciated 

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Re: Raised garden bed on top of tiles?

Many thanks for joining in the discussion on Workshop @Bliv. It's fantastic to have you as part of the community. We are looking forward to reading more of your posts soon. 

 

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