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raised herb spiral beds

Fired Up - Gardener says she fills her raised beds with 3-4" of paper shred, then quickly burns it to kill the weeds. She said it did not leave a mark on the wood. I would top with cardboard afterwards for extra weed protection,

***This would be perfect. Measuring 8 feet by 8 feet, this garden provides 45 square feet of planting space, perfect for a family of four.

5 Secrets to a ‘No-work’ Garden. "It took over 20 years of gardening to realize that I didn’t have to work so hard to achieve a fruitful harvest."

Raspberry plants. Start off with 18" between plants & they will spread over time. That's why it's good to have it contained in a raised bed.


Potager Herb Garden

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Raised Garden Beds: Grow a Vegetable Garden in Raised Beds

Benefit: Make Your Garden More Attractive


Grow vegetables in the front yard

I'm all about edible landscaping....check out these front yard raised beds from Sunset Magazine

Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers in Raised Beds, Stone - Gravel Path, & Fenced in to protect or just for pretty!

Raised bed garden ideas: Tiered look < How to build a raised bed for your garden - Want this for herbs. Front yard?

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How to grow potatoes in towers

Another great way to grow potatoes! I'd like to try this one, reed fencing, tomato cage, rebar, a single layer of compost and rice straw in the bottom, topped only with rice straw as the potatoes grow. It WILL take a lot of watering, but might give a much better harvest.