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The plan is to water every three weeks after a
rain event. Otherwise let the rain do its
thing.


no idea how dry it might get there in the winter
but around here it rarely is dry for long, freeze
drying in the winter can happen along with frost
heave for some plants if they are planted too late.


Forgot which treat you made the comment of raised
beds. I agree with out. They would dry out and blossom
rot would be the least of my issues. The only
benefit I see if that they are easier on your back.


yeah, if i'm working down low for long i just sit
on a ground pillow, otherwise a few deep knee bends
are good for my legs.

i always daydream of how to set up a system that
would allow a relatively disabled person still be
able to garden. sometimes i think of it as a bunch
of square containers that a small train/track system
could move around. if you need to weed you just hit
the buttons and the containers are brought you where
you are. same for harvest. watering could be done
from overhead or at a watering station, etc. just
something to think about ... haha... i also think
about for fun a bean shelling, drying and sorting
model railroad. not that i'll ever do it because
i have too much fun doing it by hand, but just another
idle thing to ponder.


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On 10/10/19 8:37 AM, songbird wrote:
T wrote:
...
The plan is to water every three weeks after a
rain event. Otherwise let the rain do its
thing.


no idea how dry it might get there in the winter
but around here it rarely is dry for long, freeze
drying in the winter can happen along with frost
heave for some plants if they are planted too late.


Forgot which treat you made the comment of raised
beds. I agree with out. They would dry out and blossom
rot would be the least of my issues. The only
benefit I see if that they are easier on your back.


yeah, if i'm working down low for long i just sit
on a ground pillow, otherwise a few deep knee bends
are good for my legs.

i always daydream of how to set up a system that
would allow a relatively disabled person still be
able to garden. sometimes i think of it as a bunch
of square containers that a small train/track system
could move around. if you need to weed you just hit
the buttons and the containers are brought you where
you are. same for harvest. watering could be done
from overhead or at a watering station, etc. just
something to think about ... haha... i also think
about for fun a bean shelling, drying and sorting
model railroad. not that i'll ever do it because
i have too much fun doing it by hand, but just another
idle thing to ponder.


songbird


I use a nice set of knee pads.

That train track thing sounds interesting!


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