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Posts tagged raised bed

Meet Maura, Winner of the Wish List Contest

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The winner of the 2013 Win Your Wish List Contest is Maura Rawn, who tends several gardens with her husband, Dave, in Ohio. I don’t usually enter contests but I am such a fan of gardeners.com that it seemed like a contest I should enter — guess my hunch was right! I have been a […]

Self-Watering Innovations in Santa Fe, NM

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What if you took the concept of “self-watering” a step further by adding a hose to fill the reservoir? Lincoln Mulkey of Santa Fe, NM, has done it. To stay on top of watering chores, Lincoln customized two sections of hose to fill the reservoirs on his Tomato Success Kits. “I am a lazy urban […]

Crop Rotation in a Compact Garden? How?

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We get this question a lot: “This year, I grew a bunch of eggplants, eight tomatoes, and several chile pepper plants in my elevated raised beds, Terrazza planters and a 3×6 raised bed. I have read that next year, I should not plant any of these in the same place as I did this year. […]

DIY: Old Iron Bed Becomes New Raised Bed

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Gardener Robyn Lindberg shared these photos on our Facebook wall. She tells the story of her “veggie bed.” My husband brought the iron bed home after he helped a friend clean out a house. It was very rusty, so I cleaned it up and painted it. I was going to plant perennials inside it but […]

New Cold Frame Yields Early Harvests

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Back in late April, I planted seeds in a 4′ x 4′ Elevated Grow Shelter. In mid-June, it’s just bursting with life. I love all the different textures and shades of green in such a compact space. Using seeds shared by co-worker Leslie Ward, I planted many early season crops, including Red Cardinal spinach, Wildfire […]

In Praise of Raised Beds

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Before: A 4×8 raised bed after a long winter and spring, filled with weeds from wind-blown seeds. How long does it take to weed your garden? In just 12 minutes, I was able to take a weedy 4×8 raised bed and make it ready for planting. The before-and-after photos show one of the big benefits […]

Small Gardens Revolution

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I talk with urban and suburban gardeners every day and I’m impressed with how people cope with food production in small spaces. Those with decent soil and sun in the right place often plant in the ground, mixing ornamentals and food together in their small plots. As I walk through neighborhoods, I see peppers, eggplants, […]

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