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Re: I give up!

I agree with you Donna. Raised beds--and other variations on container gardening [barrels, pots, and the like]--go a long way to simplifying a lot of growing, especially of vegetables and cut flowers. We're planning to add a "tier" to one of the beds for potatoes this winter.

On Aug 15, 2008, at 5:04 PM, Donna wrote:


Congrats on the blue ribbons! I wouldn't write off next year yet....
being active does keep you young, so maybe a smaller version garden or
one with less maintenance is in order.

If you do decide to go with a raised bed, don't make it too wide and
leave plenty of space around them. I love mine that are 4ft wide as I
can circle it to weed and reach the center that way. I wish I would have
left a tad more space in between tho. Got a bigger wagon and it barely
fits. (use that to collect weeds etc as I go around....)


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Island Jim
Willamette Valley
44.99 N 123.04 W
Elevation 148'
Hardiness Zone 8/9
Heat Zone 5
Sunset Zone 6
Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
Maximum 86 F [30 C]

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