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Re: height of square foot beds

Post  Chopper on 1/22/2014, 11:49 pm

@kauairosina wrote:I gave my friend the book and she is very excited.  However, she insists that she will do 18 inch high beds instead of 6 or 12 because she has clay soil underneath.  I am telling her that is way overkill.  Anyone have a response?

Kauairosina in Hawaii Rolling Eyes

If she wants to spend the money, it is her call. She can thrive with six inches, but it is not 'bad' to have it deeper. At worst, it's wasteful. No biggie in my view.


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Post  dstack on 1/24/2014, 9:13 pm

@sanderson wrote:Dstack,  What variety do HD, etc. sell?  Sequoia and Quinot did okay for me.  I've added Ozark this year.

What about a Table Top to protect from ants?  I use Baby Powder to kill and repel ants.  I just poof it out of the bottle sideways so it's not thick.  If you have a TT, you can set the 4 legs on pavers or bricks and poof the BP around the legs.  I use it to keep the ants from getting out on the hanging hummingbird feeder.  I swear by PB.
It was Quinault, but it's not one of the varieties that's known to do will in the tropical south like Sweet Charlie, Rosa Linda, Florida Belle, or Chandler. It's just odd that these are hard to find. I know I could mail order, but I prefer to support a local nursery if possible. I'm in no rush for strawberries anyway. 

Thanks for the BP tip for ants.  Very Happy

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