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Old 02-10-2019, 11:24 PM   #31
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Management has provided the tenants plots for those who wish to garden. I am going to ask Frank the maintenance manager to have his workers build me a raised bed. I can't be bending down in the dirt with a prosthetic on, and I can't do what I want with just the one leg. A few plants of herbs, and the rest of the space for tomatoes and English cucumbers. Two of my favorite summer veggies.

If I get brave enough, I may ask for two raised beds.

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Old 02-10-2019, 11:49 PM   #32
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Good luck with the garden, Addie! Something you may wish to look into for the cukes and tomatoes are Subirrigated planters. I have them grow in those better than anywhere else, and last season, after my knee surgery, I had almost the entire garden growing in SIPs. And I hear that HD and Lowe's have their own, cheaper versions of them. They are even higher than most raised beds. Here's a photo of my tomatoes plants in them, only 6 weeks after transplant:
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:53 AM   #33
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Hearing about a raised bed makes me remember the time I brought my Doberman over to my friend's house. Her mom had raised beds in the back yard with fences around them. My friend Kathy was showing me all this stuff and my dog was running around, when we turned to go back in.

"That's funny, " said Kathy, "I could have sworn there were cherry tomatoes on that plant when we came out."

Then we both watched in silence before laughing until we were crying as my dog leaned over the fence and picked off another cherry tomato to eat. We never told her mom.


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