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Recommend raised garden depth

3 months ago
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Hi, I live in Massachusetts and plan on making some raised beds for a vegetable garden. I'm not sure if the term is correct because they are not going on stands, instead it's basically a box with soil in it on the ground.I mentioned that because my question has to do with what is the recommended depth of a raised garden bed. The answer may be different if it was lets sat a concrete slab versus existing soil. Which is why I wanted to clarify.I'm deciding between 12 and 18 inches high.It'll likely be 6 4x8 beds. I'm dredings hand to wheelbarrow any more soil to fill them then I have to look.But I don't want to get Crappt results bc I skimped 6in on the depth either.Anyway,what are your suggestions? Thank you
Ps, deciding between Western cedar or metal. Any recommendation on one over the other?

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