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Newbie gardener in San Diego questions

notjustastomach | May 5, 201203:09 PM

Hi. I just decided to pull out a small side yard and build a garden box 18' x 3' x 2' high in Mission Hills.

Right now have several basic questions

What is the best soil / compost mixture for growing a range of vegetables and herbs? I've looked a little at square foot gardening. It does not interest me in the least. I just want to go to City Farmers Nursery and get some nice soil + additives.

I'm building the box out of redwood. Does it make sense to line it with visqueen in order to preserve the wood?

Are burrowing mammals a problem around here? Do I need to line the bottom with hardware cloth?

I know raccoons are a problem. Any suggestions how to keep them out of the patch?

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