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RE: problem tree roots


I overfill my new raised beds big time.... and by the next spring they
are still down some. Now I build in the fall and don't plant till the
spring after refilling, well sometimes.

Donna


> 
> My hope is that if I get as many of the plant in ASAP, then they will
have
> the winter rains to help get their roots setting and growing.  Also, I
do
> plant on overfilling the beds, in hopes that they won't sink too low,
> since
> I'm not sure that I'll ever get the plants dug and lifted in the
future.
> Thanks for the reminder about the "sinkage factor".  The soil I'm
filling
> with is a lovely mix of compost, sand and top soil- so not too heavy
and
> definitely prone to sinking.
> 
> Theresa

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