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    I was inspired by the copious use of edibles at the San Francisco Garden Show this year. In true garden show style, displays ranged from practical to completely outlandish. The highlights for me were Johanna Silver’s gorgeous alternatives to raised beds in the Star Apple Edible Garden, and the combi...
    March 30, 2011

    More raised bed alternatives from Johanna. You can see that if you want a taller straw bale garden setup (for less bending), you can just turn the bale on its side:



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