How to Find the Root Depth of Vegetables [Printable Chart]

What’s the secret to growing a healthy, vigorous plant this season? Hint: It doesn’t start with what you see above ground. Root depth is a topic that isn’t often considered when we think about growing in containers, building raised beds, or planning an irrigation system for our garden. But knowing how deep the roots of your plants reach is one of the most important pieces of the puzzle, especially if you’re working with limited space. We tend to visualize our plants growing up or out, but before we transplant that first seedling, we need to know how deep they’ll go beneath the surface as well. Why does root depth and soil depth matter? Most plants will grow within the space you allow them. They’ll survive with a minimum of soil depth, but they’ll thrive if … Continue reading How to Find the Root Depth of Vegetables [Printable Chart]