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Building our new raised bed garden & other garden adventures


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Aug 21, 2005
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Palm Springs of Washinton
Resorts Owned
Worldmark * * Villa Del Palmar UVCI * * Vacation Internationale*
This spring I was so pleased, because I got my little garden planted much earlier - in mid-February, instead of April. We planted the seeds, set up the the sprinkler system and thought we were all set. Then we went to our home in Nevada for a get-away, thinking that our seeds were sprouting under the warm California sun, and we'd be blessed with new sprouts when we got home. Now, I've always worried about feral cats pooping in our garden, but there are other feral animals as well. When we going home from Nevada we discovered that feral DUCKS had taken over our back yard and completely destroyed our little garden! The ducks were also thoroughly enjoying our swimming pool! You learn something new every day. :doh:

The ducks have been evicted and the garden replanted, but due to an abundance of duck poop, we decided to take most of the soil out of the raised bed and add a fresh layer that wasn't contaminated.

*Feral ducks are not new to us, but this behavior is new to us.

Duck poop is really good for plants. Probably as good as chicken poop. Neither seems great for flowers. Someone told me there is too much nitrogen in it and flowers like a bit less. So plants that flower to make a veggie, like a tomato or cucumber, might not have as many flowers. The root veggies would love it tough.

Good luck with the project.



Jun 6, 2005
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Northern, CA
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WKORV, WKV, SDO, 4-Kauai Beach Villas, Island Park Village (Yellowstone), Hyatt High Sierra, Dolphin's Cove (Anaheim) NEW: 2 Lawa'i Beach Resort!
At first glance, this tomato looks gross, but actually, the seeds have sprouted and are growing tiny plants, complete with green leaves - inside the tomato! I planted them in my garden as an experiment:

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