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3/5/2019 5 Comments
Raised Row Gardening
Do you want to grow incredible vegetables with no tilling and with minimal weeding? Is it possible to create a low-maintenance vegetable garden? Wouldn't it be great if it became easier to maintain with each successive growing season?
From all the various methods of gardening - traditional in-ground, straw bales, raised beds, pallets, and containers - comes a new (but actually old) way to garden: raised row gardening. Is your interest piqued?
Jim and Mary Competti , owners of Old World Garden Farms in Ohio, began to experiment with raised row gardening a few years ago because they didn't have time or money to have a vegetable garden but wanted to grow their own food. The first year resulted in a bountiful harvest. They are such believers in this method that they wrote a book about it.
The basics are simple: mulch walking paths heavily and mound the growing rows at least 6 inches high with compost and topsoil and organic matter. To learn more, read the Four Part Series on their website, or get all the details in their book Raised Row Gardening. And you guessed it, we have it here at BGC. Pick up your copy today and start planning!
10/6/2020 12:53:20 pm
IO would like to try out this raised row gardening technique. My wife and I have limited space in our backyard. I'll see what she thinks about getting a garden made so we can try it out.
12/2/2020 08:13:58 pm
So nice article! Great information. Keep it up. Thanks
2/12/2021 12:06:10 am
In any garden setting, the majority of the space used is not where plants grow, but where you walk to maintain them. Unfortunately, in traditional garden settings, the upkeep of theses walking space takes a tremendous amount of time and resources. Like tilling, pulling weeds and spreading valuable compost or other organic materials in areas plants will never benefit from.
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