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Double dug the garden. Mon jardin est heureux.

Category: projects | Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:41 pm

Just outside the family room door is heaven on earth, a 3 foot by 12 foot brick raised planter box, with a southern exposure. Just outside the roofline, it will get the rain, but I won't when I run out to the herbgarden barefoot from the kitchen.
Pulled out the juniper growing there, and found the bottom of the container filled with larger river rock, only about 1 foot of dirt. So after dumping about 4 loads of rock back in the lake, there was 2 1/2 feet of good depth for the garden, so could be a double dug, or french dug garden.
The herbs can be planted much closer together in this type of garden, but need to be careful not to compact the soil. Seven years later, and the plants are still lush and happy, with just addition of some good compost and organic fertilizer each year.

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