[Market-farming] edge of bed grows better

sals3 sals3 at cox.net
Mon Mar 7 21:20:22 EST 2011

in permaculture they feel all the action is at the edges something about the change from this to that.
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  From: Avalon Farms 
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  Sent: Monday, March 07, 2011 5:55 PM
  Subject: [Market-farming] edge of bed grows better

  Does anyone know why the mesclun on the edge of the beds grows 10 times faster/better than the rest? They are 3 ft wide beds in a hoop house. Fairly even moisture and fertilizer. But the plants on the outside of the beds always grow better. The only thing I can think of is that the edges naturally get compressed a bit more and the centers stay fluffier. This soil is sandy clay/loam.


  Thanks in advance,


  Avalon Farms


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