Cult: Spacing of plants
Larry Doucette wrote:
> Next to spacing is the importance of labeling - These two situations
> be closely related to each other - .
One of the reasons we use a grid
system AND roofing tacks driven =
into the frames to add string defining
the rows if one resident becomes
aggressive toward its neighbor.
I'd also like to call attention to the
problem that can occur if a bed is
replanted without either removing the
topsoil or being allowed to remain =
fallow for a season. =
We tested my paranoia one year by
watering and fertilizing "empty" beds
as usual, then counting the number
of fans that appeared. Well over fifty
out of 256 planting positions.
Considering the time it takes one of =
those nubbins to recover and grow =
to bloom size, there's a good chance
you'll dig the bed again before you
realize there's a problem. One way =
mislabeled iris get passed around.