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7 Responses to “GG 42 | Three Types of Raised Beds Guaranteed to Make Your Garden Bountiful”

  1. Damon Says:

    What type of raised bed will you try this year?

  2. Isaac Says:

    Damon,
    I will be doing a compost/soil mix because i have access to free topsoil but compost is expensive.  I plan to use some high quality FARMER D compost and a few others as well, using many different compost sources.
    I am brand new to gardening and am trying to grow as much food as i can because i don't like being dependent on the "system".  So all this is new to me.  I am in the "MAD SCIENTIST" faze that you were in, learning it all quickly.
    I am going to be ordering Cedar fence pickets, painting them with soyguard and filling them in the next two weeks.  I will be setting up drip irrigation via the hose as well. 
    I just heard about MITTLEIDER gardening, what do you think of this method? 
    Very grateful for your wonderful informative podcast, you and a few others are my daily listening.
    Isaac

  3. Damon Says:

    I have heard of this method, but I have never tried it. If you have the land available, go for it. I think the most important thing is the consistent discipline to stick to whatever work well for you. Once you find what work, just keep doing it until you see the results you want.

    Keep me posted on what you choose to do!

    Grow’em big!
    Damon

  4. Steve Says:

    Hi Damon –
        Glad to see I'm not the only fan of the reliable Broadfork!
       Reading the other comments, I have looked into the Mittleider method, and as you say you gotta go with what works for you.  For me, the method needs too much water, and in the middle of drought territory here in South Texas that bothered me.
      Great job – please keep the information flowing.
    Steve

  5. Damon Says:

    I wondered about the shear amount of water needed with that method. A simple drip irrigation system would save a whole lot more water.

  6. Isaac Says:

    Thanks for the insight with the mittleider method, i am completely new to gardening and am soaking up as much knowledge as i can.  I also dont want a method so heavily dependent on water!

  7. Damon Says:

    Great. Let me know how your garden goes.

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