fdnokes at hotmail.com
fdnokes at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 8 00:28:27 EST 2009
Quite close actually.
Up in Canada, mid east Vancouver Island:
We have similar conditions.
Had a super dry summer and a ton of rain recently.
We built a raised bed where we were living before but have moved since.
Planning to do more this summer.
Thanks for the details!
P.S. We also covered the raised bed in the winter to protect it from rain,
using the hoop/plastic style of construction, forming a greenhouse of sorts.
Great way to have winter vegetables, too.
Isn't this a great climate for growing things?
I'm so amazed by it, being new to it from Winnipeg.
Spring starts in February and keeps coming in successive stages.
Had to tear myself away from the spectacle to travel out west last June!
Hate to miss a moment of it.
From: "Jacque Greenleaf" <jacque at book-woman.net>
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 9:22 PM
To: "permaculture" <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
Subject: Re: [permaculture] Double-dug?
> Hi Frances, I'm in SW Washington state where we get about 25" of wet
> stuff annually, with dry summers.
> Typically, we have wet springs, so a raised bed is good because the
> soil warms up and becomes workable sooner. People in the wetter areas
> to the west have issues with slugs/snails harboring in the sides of
> constructed raised beds. We are on a basalt plateau, drainage is not
> great and the soil is very shallow in spots, so raised beds were
> definitely the way to go for us.
> So where are you?
> On Dec 7, 2009, at 4:33 PM, <fdnokes at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> But then I live in a climate where raised beds are a good choice.
>>> also are not a one-size-fits-all tactic.
>> I remembered to trim my post!
>> I'm writing to ask which climate you are in.
>> Someone suggested that it would be a good idea to include some
>> notes with our submissions.
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