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Flood Irrigation and "Lasagna Method" Raised Beds

10 years ago

We are on an acre, with flood irrigation, and trying to plan a vegetable garden.

First, I am trying to figure out whether the garden should be in-ground or planted in raised beds. We flood every other weekend, for about 1.5 hours. The water gets quite deep. My gut tells me not to plant in-ground.

Second, I have been reading Lasagna Gardening by Patricia Lanza. Arizona soil is quite clay-like and difficult to dig through. I really like this method, and many people have had success planting gardens this way.

I was thinking if I built wooden raised beds, then filled it per the lasagna method, it would get watered (soaked) with the flood irrigation but not get drowned.

Has anyone tried this, and if so, what has been your experience?

Or any thoughts or advice?


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