[Market-farming] edge of bed grows better

idyllwild farm idyllwildfarm at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 07:22:49 EST 2011


do you have row cover over each three foot bed? Sometimes the extra moisture
does it.
Mike

On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 12:25 AM, <clearviewfarm at bluefrog.com> wrote:

> How about greater light penetration at the edges, as well as less
> competition for nutrients and water for the plants at the fringe?  The
> plants "living on the edge" only have competition on side of them.  The
> further the outer plants' roots extend out, the more they can benefit from
> less competition from other plants.
>
> Kurt Forman
> Clearview Farm
> Palmyra, NY 14522
>
> --- sals3 at cox.net wrote:
>
> From: "sals3" <sals3 at cox.net>
> To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Subject: Re: [Market-farming] edge of bed grows better
> Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 18:20:22 -0800
>
>
> in permaculture they feel all the action is at the edges something about
> the change from this to that.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Avalon Farms <info at avalonfarms.us>
> *To:* 'Market Farming' <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
> *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,
>
> Wendy
>
> Avalon Farms
>
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