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Work in progess

My husbands new project underway , a raised bed system for the vegetables , we will see how it goes next year



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Looks interesting, what is he planning to grow?

9 Aug, 2008

amy
Amy
 

He hasn,t decided yet Wohlibuli , but it will be vegetables , he has been reading an artical on how much easier it is to hoe round etc . as you don,t have to stand on the soil compacting it down , he has now made a second bed , we will see how it goes next year , it,s to late for this year

10 Aug, 2008

 

Yes I suppose it is. Maybe he could try some cold hardy greens like Kale or Spinach. I think I will try them this year and see how they do. These are very much like the beds I use in my Sq. Ft. garden patio boxes.

10 Aug, 2008

amy
Amy
 

thats a thought ,I will pass that on . I,ve looked at your boxes and they are similar aren,t they , do you find them better than the conventional groundwork , and do you think the produce is any better for it .

10 Aug, 2008

 

The reason we made these boxes was because I can not garden in the conventional way anymore. I have osteoarthritis in my knees and after a dislocation I just couldn't do it. With these boxes I can sit on a lowish chair and work easily. The soil here is very heavy clay, and my hubby read about square foot gardening and we decided to give it a try. We made up our own mix for soil and the results were great, and the daily maintenance was very easy. I was amazed at the quality and amount of produce we had. Last year we had a small 3x3 ft box and over the winter he made me another 28 square feet of growing space. If you would like to read about square foot gardening get a copy of the book by Mel Bartholomew. But get the 2005 addition.

10 Aug, 2008

amy
Amy
 

Sorry to hear you suffer from Osteo.thats awful, it looks as if you do a very good job in the garden ,you are a credit to it
Thanks for the info. about the book . it sounds as though you have got it right and lots more produce to ,can,t be bad .
I have a back problem so it would help me to .

11 Aug, 2008



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