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Old 05-15-2017, 05:47 AM
Location: San Antonio, Tx.
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Hi Kathryn: I to am also new to Texas, a few things I have learned down here, one go for the late afternoon shade two place two layers of cardboard under your beds to stop the weeds, three get a copy of Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew, yes it's kind of expensive to start but you only do it once. Unless you're like me get it started then move.
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:48 AM
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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We just put in a raised bed and it's doing pretty well although it's only a month old.

This was April of this year

Concrete blocks staked in place with rebar and the holes filled with soil. Weed mat put across the bottom and regular soil screened as it's put into the garden area. The top two feet of soil has a lot of bunny manure mixed in with it, as well as some oyster shell since we have acidic soil. I'd like to have added some biochar but we didn't have any.

It has been seeded and the fence was put around it to keep the chickens out, but one got in anyway so we had to put the fence all the way around it.

About twenty days after planting, it's beginning to look like a garden. It's much easier to weed when it's at an easy to reach level. It also takes less water since we're only watering where the plants are and not walkway areas.
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Old 06-29-2017, 01:40 PM
Location: Holmdel, NJ
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i recently moved to a new house and there is a bag of peat moss. i dont know what to do with it and i want to get rid of it. i googled and some video showed a guy spreading it on his grass. is that a good way to get rid of it?
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