Adventures in High Performance Gardening 3 - building the beds and preventing carrot wedggies

This is the third episode in the series.... I had never heard of 'carrot wedggies' beofre but it makes sens...

Anyway, this was surprisingly easy to build. And it is a lot of fun to have a garden coach :)


  • Marjory Wildcraft
    Marjory Wildcraft Posts: 1,585 admin

    It just fascintes me to watch people work in high speed motion LOL

  • B. L. Corley
    B. L. Corley Posts: 4

    Awesome video. And, yes, I like the high speed stuff, too. Makes it fun.

  • Jimerson
    Jimerson Posts: 291 admin

    I love the garden bed building montage!

  • Marjory Wildcraft
    Marjory Wildcraft Posts: 1,585 admin

    Thank @B. L. Corley ! OK, I am going to post the next one.

    Lynn told me she played a practical joke on me in one of these - I think the one when I went on a trip and sh took care of my garden for me... Uh, that is happening a lot lately as I travel quite a bit.

  • Karyn Pennington
    Karyn Pennington Posts: 71 ✭✭✭

    I know there are several different methods and Lynn's results certainly can't be argued. But I'm struggling with the non-biodegradable weed barrier. Doesn't that interrupt all the wonderful soil micro organisms and soil network we're all striving to achieve? I have no problem with a weed barrier, but why not something like cardboard or burlap, etc. that will biodegrade into the food soil web so that your plants have access to all of that worm and microbial activity as well as deeply rooted minerals, etc. I'm trying to be more inquisitive then critical. I know she used her "special soil" which I don't know what was included in that (couldn't watch the whole video so I don't know if she gave the ingredients). But I guess I just need a better understanding.

  • Mi Gardener
    Mi Gardener Posts: 10 ✭✭✭

    Where can I find the secret soil mix?

  • VermontCathy
    VermontCathy Posts: 1,920 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The previous owner of my property put down a non-biodegradable weed barrier under the flower garden. It has created problems form me, as the soil layer on top of it is very thin. Either he chose to grow only flowers that can handle a thin soil layer, or the soil layer used to be thicker and has mostly washed away. (It's built on a slope, so this is quite possible.)

    Now I am slowly digging out and destroying the weed barrier, mixing the underlying clay with the soil and top plus additional organic material, and gradually developing it into a better soil base. It's a lot of work. I had neglected it for years while I created vegetable raised beds elsewhere, and it has become choked with young trees. There are also a lot of rocks up to fist-sized that have to be dug out and removed.

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,375 admin
    edited May 2

    I'm not sure. She said it was in "the course." @Marjory Wildcraft Can you help us out a bit here & let us know where the recipe is?

  • dipat2005
    dipat2005 Posts: 1,226 ✭✭✭✭

    @Marjory Wildcraft I especially loved the music. It fit perfectly. I would love to know the secret soil mix too!