[Homestead] Raised Beds
genegerue at ruralize.com
Sat May 2 13:42:44 EDT 2009
On May 2, 2009, at 9:06 AM, Robert Walton wrote:
> On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 7:48 PM, <Clansgian at wmconnect.com> wrote:
>> Well developed organic soil does not compress, flatten, erode or
>> move even in very hard wind and rain. My entire Center of the
>> garden is in what you'd technically call "raised beds" but there
>> have never been
>> any sides on them. Depending on their age, composition, purpose,
>> etc. they
>> are anywhere from 6" tall to 30" tall.
> I know we've discussed before, but your beds are just strategically
> place piles of well developed organic soil, then?
> Takes care of the sides issue.
Shaped sides require maintenance--deweeding, reshaping--and make the
plants a further reach from your feet. Their advantages include labor-
only costs and increased root space per bed top area.
Solid bed sides allow any height, to accomodate joint comfort.
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