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Post  lildinks on 23rd March 2013, 12:05 am

Hi I have been a long time gardener growing up in the North. Moving to the south several years ago, has made gardening here a real challenge. This year I will be trying my hand at the BTE method in raised beds, in hopes it will work well for me. With all the clay here I finally realized to grow above the ground. I'm looking forward to gaining alot of knowledge in this forum. Wishing everyone a succesfull and bountiful growing season.

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Post  yolos on 23rd March 2013, 9:20 am

What is the BTE method ?

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Post  Pepper on 23rd March 2013, 1:44 pm

glad you\'re here lildinks to the forum.

Your comment on BTE is that short for Back To Eden? If so you may be interested is this thread: http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t13233p90-back-to-eden#154569
currently on the "Latest Topics" list on the left.
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Post by: FamilyGardening on 1/7/2013, 1:29 pm said:
"we first layed down a thick layer of cardboard and then put about 4 to 6 inch's of wood chips....right on top of the grass...eek... Shocked

before adding the cardboard and woodchips the soil was hard clay and when we dug into it....we found no worm's

the exciting news update is....when hubby went out last week to put in some late flower bulbs ( we found a bag of bulbs that we missed last fall that were sprouting What a Face ) the soil under the wood chips did not feel like clay...it was easy to dig in and....it had LOTS of worms cheers and so far no weeds....or grass...."
You may want to use this method to "help" your clay soil.

Seems FamilyGardening would be the lead experimenter on this forum.


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Re: Hello from memphis tn area

Post  nosmok on 23rd March 2013, 4:24 pm

Hello, fellow Memphian! I agree, this seems so much easier than tilling admendments into this dense clay we have for soil. Good luck!

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Post  quiltbea on 24th March 2013, 9:04 am

Just wanted to say glad you\'re here to the forum. Happy Gardening.

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