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Posted: Apr/25/2006 5:14 PM PST
Is container gardening the only solution to plant vegetables on a path where the rainwater drains? Any tips whatsoever?
Posted: Apr/25/2006 8:19 PM PST
Originally posted by RonHi Glen and welcome to our forum!
I think it would be a good idea to elaborate more on the area you are asking about.
Could you post a picture?
I have attached a map, thanks for a warm welcome
Posted: Apr/26/2006 12:50 PM PST
Originally posted by RonYou are very welcome Glen!
Your map helps a lot!
Here are a few thoughts that come to mind:
It would be best not to interfere with the drainage for obvious reasons!
The area between the drain and the fence looks like a good site for a garden!
How large of a veggie gardening are you contemplating!
How wide is the strip of lawn between the drain and the fence?
What is the orientation of the property ie. north/south and east/west, the amount of sun will be a guide as to where you can place your garden for maximum sunlight!
Is the area flat, or sloped?
If sloped, what would be the height difference from one end to the other?
That's what I am thinking, too not to interfere with the grading cause the neighbor might complain also it will be more complicated for me to do myself.
I am planning to have only a small vegie garden about 6 ft X 3 ft. That strip of lawn is about 7 ft wide. It is facing west the western sun being on the garage, so the sun is all day, travels from bottom of the drawing (front gate) to the garage (rear gate). I t is sloped gradually from the pathway about 8 to 12 inches towards the fence, about 6" from the fence is the lowest point.
So what I am thinking is dig it up and just add garden soil up to its original level or grade but my worry is it might run off. What do you think?
Location: Let's Go Mets!!
Posted: Apr/26/2006 12:58 PM PST
How about doing a raised bed so the garden is above where the drainage leads?
Posted: Apr/26/2006 1:14 PM PST
Originally posted by BriarwoodsHow about doing a raised bed so the garden is above where the drainage leads?
won't it block the rainwater coming from the neighbor on the other side of the fence and the soil might run off the drain path?
Posted: Apr/26/2006 4:11 PM PST
The opposite side was landscaped already with benches, flowers and shrubs
that is why I want to utilize that side of the lawn, maybe not a vegie garden anymore. Any suggestion for plants, flowers, shrubs that can be planted there? We are on zone 4 to 5. Thanks!