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"However, I feel like the direct sunlight would lead the to cover crops decomposing more quickly because of photodegradation? Am I totally wrong about that?"- fnwovnwownf Well no, you aren't totally wrong about that. However, the microbial and macro decomposers are going to be far more effective. Decomposers like the mulch; it keeps the sun and the eyes of ...


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If the depth of the bed is only 6 or 7 inches, that will restrict what you can grow in terms of evergreen and deciduous shrubs - these would normally root down past the raised bed into the soil below. Otherwise, it depends what you want to achieve really - 4 x 4 is a pretty small area and will easily be filled by a few plants. You might decide you'd like ...


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First, I'm assuming that you're in a temperate, not tropical or Mediterranean, climate. If I'm wrong, then not all of my suggestions will work for you. You're out of luck in terms of vegetables, but you have many other possibilities with flowers. Any shade-loving annual would work fine, as long as you water them when necessary; a little organic mulch would ...


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I have been raising my strawberry bed soil level gradually for several years (zone 7). I add no more than 1 inch of soil height per year during the winter (along with fertilizer and amendments). Any weak or unproductive crowns get pulled in late summer/autumn to make way for newly rooting runners. I am growing everybearing varieties - which is a total ...


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