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Post  arla on 1/7/2013, 1:51 am

Based on reading, seems like 2x8 vs 2x6 would be the appropriate sized wood for use for a tabletop SFG.

Can anyone confirm?
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Post  sfg4uKim on 1/7/2013, 4:00 am

It seems to me that bed depth, whether on the ground or on legs, is a matter of personal preference.

For instance I have a "salad table" bed on legs that uses 2x4s and the bottom is made from aluminum screening. According to the U of MD, the following are shallow-rooted veggies that can grow in just 4" of Mel's Mix:

Broccoli family-arugula, kale, mustard greens, radish, cress, broccoli raab, mizuna, kyona, komatsuna

Beet family- spinach, chard, orach, beets

Lettuce family- lettuces, endive, escarole, chicory (Note: ‘Deer Tongue’, ‘Red Sails’, ‘Bronze Arrow’, ‘Jericho’, and oak leaf types are more heat tolerant)

Parsley family- chervil, parsley, cilantro

Mint family- basil, thyme, anise hyssop

Other crops- leafy amaranth (callaloo), sorrel, purslane, claytonia
(miner’s lettuce), corn salad (mache)

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Post  bnoles on 1/7/2013, 4:38 am

I used 2X8 for no particular reason, but I did fill the bottom 2 inches with sand to save a little $ on the MM. This gives me the recommended 6 inches growing depth.

Good info posted by Kim above on 4" requirement plants.
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Post  boog1 on 1/7/2013, 9:55 am

I'd have ta go along with Kim if you want longevity the thicker stuff would probably last longer. In my case the two I built were made from a 2'X4'X6' wood crate I got from work I had wood screws and 2X4's so the only money I had spend was for a set of saw horse brackets, like 12$ an some change. This spring instead of sawhorses I was planning on installing permanent legs.

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Post  bakermtb on 1/7/2013, 11:21 am

I agree with all. One suggestion if your legs are 3' or more in height you may need some additional support for the legs. This will depend on the size and weight of the bed you build.
I used some marine grade plywood (already had) for one bottom and wire on another bottom like Kim used.
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Post  arla on 1/13/2013, 10:40 pm

Thanks for all the advice, I'm starting with a couple of trial boxes, 2x3 in size, one is 6" deep, the other 8" deep.

So far looking good, but I need to put in the hardware cloth, figure out whether I'm putting in a brace or not, perhaps I'll try without, and see what happens for a year or so, for a 2x3 box not sure how much it's needed.

Going to start with just basic breeze blocks for legs, see what happens from there.
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Post  camprn on 1/14/2013, 6:44 am

Just my $0.02, if you don't put a brace or a strap under the hardware cloth, you do indeed run the risk of it collapsing. Good luck and post some photos when you get set up. Very Happy

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