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Date:7/29/2014 7:52:50 AM
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Checking in to see what you're up to. It's a shame to lose a big maple tree like that. Did it have issues? With the great mix of weather we've had this spring, everything is growing nicely and all the trees are particularly lush. With such dense foliage, I find that the large maple in our backyard is shading the raised beds, which have the bulk of my veggies, including tomatoes that need so much sun. It will be interesting to see how it all turns out. What have you decided to do with your new space? Another method to get growing quickly in raised beds without having to dig up sod, etc. is a lasagne garden. I put one in last year, and it's doing really well. You can put down wet newspaper right on top of the grass, and then layers of organic matter (leaves, for example), compost and soil. At the end of the season last year, after everything compacted a bit, the garden wasn't very full, so I took a lot of leaves and spread them on top, and left them there over the winter, and just tossed a bit of additional soil on top in the spring. I've got squash, beans and nasturtiums growing in that garden and everything's doing well.
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