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Post  mollyhespra 8/5/2013, 10:36 pm

March:

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Same angle, except that the tomatillos are blocking the view of the beds, so here are a few more of each of the beds that were previously covered with a blanket of snow:

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And finally, a long-shot from the opposite end as the one taken in March:

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Post  unit649 8/5/2013, 10:52 pm

Southern Gardener, is that pea gravel that I see on the paths between some of your beds? That is what I hope to use, but I keep thinking that if I use wood chips, it would create some great soil like in the Back to Eden garden, if I ever needed to use some of those paths. I just love the look of the gravel. How do you like it?
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Post  sanderson 8/6/2013, 1:02 am

Molly,  beautiful garden!Very Happy
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Post  southern gardener 8/6/2013, 1:30 am

unit649 wrote:Southern Gardener, is that pea gravel that I see on the paths between some of your beds?  That is what I hope to use, but I keep thinking that if I use wood chips, it would create some great soil like in the Back to Eden garden, if I ever needed to use some of those paths.  I just love the look of the gravel.  How do you like it?
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Madge: We put weed cloth down about 16 years ago?? and put the pea gravel down over it. I love it. Very clean and easy to walk on, and roll wheel barrows across etc. We don't have any weeds to speak of coming through the gravel. It's the gray kind of soft weed cloth from Home Depot, and I would recommend it highly. It's really held up nicely. We have cut out the bottoms of the weed cloth to allow the plants to go into the natural soil under the MM as an experiment to see if the plants will grow better. I would think the gravel would last longer than the wood chips as far as paths, but we are really impressed so far with topping off our beds with the chips...the watering is about 1/2 as much and the plants have really taken off in some cases. Hope this helps you!!
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Post  plantoid 8/6/2013, 7:38 pm

Triciasgarden wrote:Very nice David!  I am so envious of your brick planter beds.  Do you have MM all the way to the bottom or do you have some sort of filler in the bottom part.  You probably have mentioned it before but I can't remember.

 Initial fill of almost three feet of wet stable muck with straw let it settle for several days , added a foot of leaf mould to fill to the top .
 let it settle a few days whilst I made up the MM  then added 9 inches of quality made MM to bring all the beds to level with the top of the brick work .
 It shrank down a good three inches over the first six months , so this February I added 50 % composted coir and 50% of new MM then forked it though to fluff it up ... to bring the levels back up .

 So far I've added a bucket of home made compost to each cleared bed , turned it in well then re-sown or planted out new crops with the exception of the root crop beds that just got neat composted coir as the beds still gave me several forked rooted carrots and parsnips ( still a wee bit too high in nutrients ).
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Post  WriterCPA 8/8/2013, 5:06 am

I tried to post these earlier this week, but since I can't find that post, I was having computer hiccups at the time, I'm giving this another shot:

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SFG facing north.
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Eggplant, peppers, and beans.

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Swiss chard, beets, beans, potatoes (in the black sack) also some basil. -- took a lot of marigolds out of this plot.

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more 'maters, cukes, and a hopeful watermelon in the rear.

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I tore out the rust damaged beans in the rear.  This plot had lots of snail and rabbit damage, but it is closest to the ivy ground cover.  Some spinach resprouted in the heat and then bolted.

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Turnips, chives, beets -- radishes and some turnips were harvested here.  Carrots never really got going -- so I will try a fall planting." />


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