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How should I 'close out' a garden bed before moving?

Since you say that these beds are small, one option would be just to plant vegetables, as if you were going to be continuing to garden - particularly lettuce, spinach and maybe beets. You could also ...
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How should I 'close out' a garden bed before moving?

It's tricky precisely because you don't know when (or if) it will be used again. If expecting use in a month, a deep mulch would be easiest to just start using. But of course that will start getting ...
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Organic bottom for an elevated garden bed

Given that the bottom of the elevated bed would be untreated cedar boards with hardware cloth on top of them, you could use burlap or even a loosely woven 100% cotton fabric such as muslin. Note that ...
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How can I keep my strawberries from rotting before they ripen?

If you don't mind small (but tasty) berries, I would recommend trying out some alpine strawberries. You can grow them from seed and get fruit the first year. They don't stop producing after a few ...
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How can I keep my strawberries from rotting before they ripen?

Mulch may help - so the berries are contacting mulch, not soil. Straw is typical (no pun intended.) However, many sources (e.g. https://extension.umn.edu/fruit/growing-strawberries-home-garden )...
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Gardening in a shared space with different soil levels

"Hills" are perfectly normal for many things in gardens. So, rooftop small planter "mounds" should be fine. And better than building a cliff at the edges of your bed that throws ...
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Plants that will thrive under LED grow lights and are also cat-friendly

The ASPCA has an exhaustive list of plants that are toxic to cats, which should help you in deciding what to plant. As you noted above, this link of cat-friendly plants should also be helpful. I would ...
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How should I 'close out' a garden bed before moving?

Pelargonium is pretty hardy against dry spells* and doesn't suffer from many diseases or pests is easily propagated from cuttings is free standing unlike e.g. tomatoes. However it will take 2-3 ...
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