"I took the fast AND easy way to build my raised beds. First, I compost year 'round. I shred and bag leaves in the fall to use with grass clippings, kitchen refuse, spent plants, etc.
I decide where I want the raised bed, then lay down…"
"The few hornworms we see, we pick off and the birds eat them. They've never touched our tomatoes (we're in VA) They seem to prefer the Queen Anne's Lace that grows in a nearby meadow, so we let the Queen Anne's Lace grow in our…"
"I think that as much as we can do for the gardens, prevention is better than having to use insecticides...making all of those products is time consuming--I'd rather put the time in with good practices from the start."
"We use vinegar for weeds. When we built our raised bed gardens, we first put down cardboard, newspapers, ad then compost on top of that, then shredded leaves and another layer of compost. Then we let it sit from fall until the next spring to plant…"
"Waster go down quickly, especially after you water it to accelerate decomposition. 3x3x3 is the size I started with when I lived in the city and it worked. Do you have somewhere to put your finished compost? I now have a 3-bin system--cooking…"
"I guess I'm not totally convinced that all diseases, medications, pathogens could be eliminated by composting and made safe for food gardens...I'll stick with the compost that I make myself from shredded leaves, grass clippings (we use no…"
"We started off with 4 raised beds using wood we already had but when the wood ran out I needed more garden beds and didn't want to go to any expense...so I built the raised beds sort of "lasagna style" right on the ground! First…"