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munderf - 30-6-2019 at 10:24 AM

How are your gardens doing? I made a raised bed this year 5'x12'x2' high and it's doing real good! Getting some cuke's and lots of green onions, tomato's are coming along too.

Keith Daniels - 1-7-2019 at 12:22 PM

We ended up putting very little out, 4 bell peppers, 9 tomatoes, a short row of okra, 2 short rows of cucumbers and a short row of dill. Everything other than dill is just in seed leaf stage, had to water yesterday!

Rapman - 2-7-2019 at 12:18 PM

I put in 6 tomato, 3 cukes, 40 sweet and hot pepper plants, lettuce, radishes and green onions and pole beans. With all the rain we have had in NE Ohio, my garden is struggling. Way behind last year, except for the lettuce. Though my yard sits high, the garden has flooded half a dozen times. Peppers sure don't like wet feet. Finally my yellowing leaves have turned the corner so I'm hoping.

Rapman - 2-7-2019 at 12:20 PM

Next year I will move to a couple of 8 foot raised beds. Pushing 66 and having a back that no longer likes to bend much, I think a raised garden will be easier to take care of. I'm really interested in the square gardening method also.

munderf - 3-7-2019 at 12:58 PM

Hey Rapman, you will like a raised bed it is easier on the back and knees. Heck my wife even comes out and helps!

Mark - 6-7-2019 at 02:50 AM

Since 2002 when we had six weeks of rain i have put all of my gardens in hills 6-8" high. Does wonders, just figure the roots of your plants are saturated its just like you trying to breath under water. The plants do much better when they can breath. Plus your onions carrots turnips radishes potatoes do better because the bulbs dont have grow in compacted soil the hill makes it easier because soil is loose.
Seems to work for me.