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 Post subject: One Iron out of the fire
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:32 pm 
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Except for running the different zones back to the controllers, the SFG expansion is complete (photo 1).
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The small beds at the end of the paths (photo2) are for a potato tower experiment next spring.
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As you can see, the space between the two gardens can be converted, in case the economic predictions come true.
Image[/img]Except for a few stranglers, this year’s garden is also ready for spring, as I am (photo 3).

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Looks good, John! Are you gonna let a few things grow up the chain link fence? Looks like an instant trellis to me. 8)


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It looks good John. I sure can't tell you have moles around. If I fixed up beds like that, they'd be in them the next day. If I ever build boxes, I'll put hardware cloth on the bottom so they'd stay out of the box.

Keep up the good work!


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Looks great.
Will you cover the boxes or leave them exposed to rain & snow (if you get any snow there anymore).
Concerned about nutrients leaching out?

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I think the worms it's apt to attract will keep the fertility up.


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EG, yes I plan to use the CL for a trellis. However, if the deer like it, they will nip it off at at the fence surface. :(

Bogy, they will remain open. They are filled with about three INS each of leaf mold, compost and HMC. I want MN to leach the nutrients down and the worms to bring them back up. :roll:

L2G, I thing I jumped the gun about moles. I dug down in this year's SFG and there were worms every ware. :wink:

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In my garden where it's rich in worms, there are moles. I'm tempted to dig out some beds and put wire on the bottom since I have rock and concrete along the sides, but it would be a lot of work and my soil has a lot of clay, so it would be messed up for a while if I did it. I'm likely not to get to it anyway, so no worries. There are always more pressing things.


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