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Foveaux  ·  66 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 2, 2019

Awesome thanks heaps! I checked the sun calculator for our city, in the spring/summer, the backyard gets sun until the evening, but the winter/autumn the sun rises into the valley and drifts on a low angle so it'll get considerably less direct light. The fences would hide quite a bit I think, until midday.

I actually once lived in this house (2012) and I know the garden worked when I was there, I just didn't know anything about it so didn't get involved - so there's some positive evidence that it can operate at the very least.

Am looking into mulch, our landlord also offered to get that arranged as well, will converse with her to see what works out.

Appreciate the advice! I'm wanting to fix the boundaries of each plot, it's old wood at the moment and I'm thinking about raising the edges up a bit more. I'll have to figure that out before I do anything else so will crack on before we move in.





uhsguy  ·  65 days ago  ·  link  ·  

rased beds are in my experience are a bit of a Nussance in the summer. They trend to dry out faster and require more constant watering. Also the edges 6” near the wood become unusable.

Mulch is great you need I think around 2” to be effective. There are myths about it sucking up nitrogen- fake news, based loosely on fact. That being said if you Mix a nitrogen source in it will break down into useful stuff faster.

In case you don’t already notice the internet is a wasteland of information on gardening and all the content is a mirage , but there are a few oasis of information.

https://www.gardenmyths.com/ Is fantastic

The university extension information is interesting but hard to consume at a small scale.

The rusted gardener YouTube is ok. There are a few other sites I found that’ we updated mid 2000s, but there is just an ocean of crap out there. If you find any gems let me know.