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Post  hookilau on 6/9/2010, 8:14 am

So I got a little crafty the last time I was at my local big box store and
purchased a length of vinyl fence post. It's 5" square and I thought I could use a length about 12" stood on end in a square or 3 for plants that want more depth (like carrots). It'll save me some of my precious MM since I won't need to build up the whole square and I thought I might terrace my carrots.

That's the plan anyhow, but I'm wondering if anyone's done this and if so, do carrots get bushy?....also, is the habit bunching?...if so that might put a damper on my idea since 5 sq inches isn't a lot of room.

What do you all think?....What else can I use this fence post for?...er, besides fencing.

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Post  boffer on 6/9/2010, 10:37 am

I suppose it would work just fine-if you only wanted 3 or 4 carrots! thinking If you follow Mel's seed planting guideline, it takes the same amount of MM to grow X amount of carrots, even if you're talking about less than one square. Carrots can be grown in 6 inches or less of soil. Why not try it once. If your grid is string, you could even cheat: sow your seeds in a line under the string so as not to use up a square for carrots.

Bushy carrots? I guess so!



You could lay the fence post on its side, cut holes in the top side, and grow lettuce, spinach, and strawberries.

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Post  hookilau on 6/9/2010, 12:34 pm

Thanks for your response...it only occurred to me as I was writing that the yield might be smaller. Clever idea though to use the fence post for lettuces instead.

thanks again,
Nette

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Post  janezee on 11/16/2011, 1:39 am

It would make a nice worm tube.
I did notice the date on this, but it deserves a bump, I'm thinkin'. The cap for the fencing would make a nice cover.
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