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Nov
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comment Keeping lawn out of garden beds
2" would be a good start, but grass roots can go under that. Better would be 10 cm each direction, if you can. That's not too hard to do with a square-bottom shovel.
Nov
13
answered Keeping lawn out of garden beds
Sep
10
comment How do I make plant labels for outdoors?
This is what we do. We picked up a whole armload of blinds at a local thrift store for $5! You can write on them with pencil and it will erase well.
Jul
9
answered Is it possible to kill a large area of weeds organically/naturally?
Jul
9
comment Is it possible to kill a large area of weeds organically/naturally?
"Organic" is a term-of-art in numerous fields, with specific meaning in each. For food, "organic" is rather precisely defined as to exclude RoundUp and other herbicides. An "organic sculptor" would be puzzled by your assertion. A lawyer would start thumbing through his pages for some new meaning of "organic law." What you have said applies only to organic chemistry.
Jul
9
comment Is it possible to kill a large area of weeds organically/naturally?
Roundup is active in the ground. It effects the micro-biota that makes soil rich.
Jul
9
answered Are muskmellons self-fertile?
Jul
2
answered When are ground cherries ripe?
Jun
18
comment When should I pile more dirt onto a growing potato plant?
Another minus for tires: you waste a lot of soil in the air part of the tire. Tires are free -- that's about the only plus I see. You can easily make shallow boxes that stack on top of each other to fill the role of tires, with less wasted soil and no chance of toxic residue.
Jun
18
answered Do I need to/should I till up lawn before putting raised beds on top?
Jun
13
comment How much fertilizer do I need for my vegetable garden?
As for "not answering your question," I apologize -- I didn't want to repeat what others had written. You say you need "¼ pound per 100 sqft." In round numbers, urine weighs 8 pounds per gallon and has about 10% nitrogen, so a quart would have nearly ¼ pound of nitrogen. Dilute 9:1 and use ten quarts of the diluted solution.
Jun
13
comment How much fertilizer do I need for my vegetable garden?
Hi Flimzy. I've been doing it informally for decades. This year, we've done some semi-formal greenhouse trials, and the results were impressive enough that we've built a 90 gallon fertigation system that can be valved into the greenhouse watering system. (Kids, don't try this at home unless you know what a "check valve" is, or you may end up with urine in your drinking water -- double ick.)
Jun
12
comment Please shed light on argument about weeding
And next year, catch them before they go to seed -- problem solved!
Jun
11
answered How much fertilizer do I need for my vegetable garden?
Jun
4
answered Identifying Broad-Leaf Plant/Weed