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Old 05-29-2009, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Dekalb County
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Default Gardening in Townhouse Communities

Has anyone produced successful gardens (with edible fruits and vegetables) in townhouse communities? Like Oakhurst Commons or Glenwood Park for example...?
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:30 AM
 
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While I can't speak to townhouse-specific gardens, I'm assuming you're concerned about not having a large plot of land to do a traditional "tilled row" garden. If so, what you need to look at is "Square Foot Gardening"- it's a method whereby you plant each crop in a one square foot area of a 6" deep box, and you can easily yield the same amount of crop as you can from 4-5 times the space in a traditional garden. We've got a 3'x8' box in our back yard that has two squares each of 12 different crops, and it's starting to yield now.

There's a book that's been around for 20+ years on the topic by Mel Bartholomew, called "Square Foot Gardening", and he recently updated it.
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