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Preparing a Wintered Over Bed for Spring Planting

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Preparing a Wintered Over Bed for Spring Planting

Post  camprn on 1/29/2012, 1:29 pm

This video is a nice short tutorial for those of you who may never have had to deal with a wintered over bed and getting it ready for Spring planting.

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Post  Furbalsmom on 1/29/2012, 2:37 pm

Nice tutorial, however, don't EVER stand on your Mel's Mix as this will compact it.

I was Shocked to see Patti standing inside the garden bed at 1:38 of the video.
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Post  camprn on 1/29/2012, 5:09 pm

For myself I would say you can stand on the mix if you have to or if you want to, but it isn't really a great idea. The beauty of the soil less mix is it's friability and tilth. To be fair, she did loosen the mix after she was standing in the box. I myself will avoid standing on the mix for sure after it is all planted. Another thing I have done is place a plank across the bed and stand on that rather than on the mix. Often when I have to stand in the box, it is usually because I am digging or something that requires leverage and proper body mechanics overrules all else. What a Face

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Post  Furbalsmom on 1/29/2012, 8:09 pm

@Camprn wrote:proper body mechanics overrules all else

We sure don't want anyone hurting themselves to do what has to be done.





Of course I would have a really hard time standing in mine, as the Table Tops are about 32 inches high Laughing
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Post  camprn on 1/29/2012, 8:12 pm

@Furbalsmom wrote:
@Camprn wrote:proper body mechanics overrules all else

We sure don't want anyone hurting themselves to do what has to be done.





Of course I would have a really hard time standing in mine, as the Table Tops are about 32 inches high Laughing

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