digging. Unless you have hard clay and even then there is some digging and
lots of building upwards and filling area with compost and soils and such.
Double digging is removing a spadeful of topsoil from a garden bed,
loosening the soil layer below that topsoil, and then restoring the topsoil
layer into that spot. During the process, it's best to incorporate organic
matter into the soil. Lavishing most of the organic material on the
topsoil. Add only small amounts of compost or chopped leaves to the lower
soil layer because the rate of decay is much slower in the second six inches
of soil than it is in the top six inches. Double digging will raise your
beds about 3 to 4 inches because it thoroughly loosens and aerates the soil
which makes very happy plants later on.
if your interested and can do the hard work this requires, you'll lay down a
wonderful garden bed for whatever plants you want to try. I'll elaborate if
your interested. Like with a house, the foundation is the most important
and then the "bones".......
madgardener up on the soggy ridge, back in Fairy Holler overlooking a cloudy
English Mountain in Eastern Tennessee, zone 7, Sunset zone 36
I love raised beds too, but my version includes big trucks bringing in wonderful
and compost! ... LOL. Ingrid
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Calories Burnt per hour
* Lying down or sleeping 90
* Sitting quietly 84
* Sitting and writing, card playing, etc. 114
Estimates based on 150 pound (68 kg) person.
[source: http://www.thecolumn.org/exercise-calories.asp ]
Calories burnt for 60 minutes at weight = 150
Preparing dinner 148
Brushing Teeth* 171
Mowing the Lawn 324
Planting tree and flowers 324
Clearing out an illegal dumpsite! 450
* so what are you saying I have a big mouth?
[source: http://www.caloriecontrol.org/exercalc.html ]
Calories burnt for 60 minutes at weight = 140
Weeding a Garden 320
* you got to be kidding me
[source: http://www.mrtrainer.com/chart.html ]
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