The garden was hammered this year by all the rain, but some good things survived, and today was harvest time for part of it.
Filed under Right wing nut rantings
Each tomato only cost $3,75
Probably closer to $375.00, but heck …
yeah, been there done that. Raised boxed beds can become swimming pools. What worked for me was perlite mix on top and sandy loam in the bottom. Dug a channel round the bottom of the boxes for drainage. Built a couple of 4x4x4 chicken wire compost bins and had a landscaper friend fill it up with leaves/grass. Then i grind the leaves up with a weed whacker and mix in a few bags of pre composted bags of cow manure in with the composting leaves -as it helps to leach the salt outta the cow crap. The only drawback of having quick permeating, good draining soil is that you gotta hand water all the time. damn, i sure do miss the gardens
I hadn’t experienced the swimming pool result with raised beds before, but I haven’t used them in as wet a summer as this before, either. Thanks for the tip re: perlite and drainage channels. I’ll definitely try both next year.
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