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Q: Garden Design ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: Garden Design
Category: Family and Home > Gardening
Asked by: anthony1968-ga
List Price: $2.50
Posted: 07 Nov 2005 05:41 PST
Expires: 07 Dec 2005 05:41 PST
Question ID: 590070
Can you locate a website that can help me design my Fruit and
Vegetable garden from a 'Green Field' start? I want it to be
attractive as well as functional and easy to maintain.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Garden Design
From: gardenguru-ga on 17 Nov 2005 20:02 PST
I'm not aware of a web site for your mix of fruit trees and veggies.
Excuse the punn but you are mixing apples and oranges.
You will find a multitude of sites that deal with both
individually,ie;Sunset,Ortho,and many others.Just blend the info.
Practically speaking your layout should be taller fruit trees to the
North,shorter vegies to the South for sun tracking.Raised vegie beds
EAT.Untill the fruit trees mature you can inter plant with taller
vegies,tomatoes,corn ect.Check with your local Nursery(NOT BOX
STORE)for advice in local area.Winter bare root fruit trees will be in
stock soon,good selection and price....GOOD LUCK,and happy gardening
Subject: Re: Garden Design
From: jo2754-ga on 06 Dec 2005 05:09 PST
Hi Anthony!  What types of fruit are you planning to plant?  My garden
is a mix but I don't include fruit trees in that area.  I have
strawberries, black and red raspberries and also blueberries along
with many perrenial herbs and flowers with some space left for a small
number of veggies.  I live in an area that has abundant inexpensive,
fresh, organinc produce and so have moved away from a large vegi

Good luck with your garden adventure - I hope you find the answers
you're looking for!
Subject: Re: Garden Design
From: anthony1968-ga on 06 Dec 2005 08:06 PST
Thank you both for your comments. I now live in a rural area and have
recently deignated approx 0.25 acre to a fruit and veg garden. I have
just planted 1 plum, 1 pear, and four apple trees ( m106 rootstock ).
That was the easy bit, now I am trying to come up with a format to
plant blueberries, strawberries,bush fruit, cane fruit and rhubarb. I
only intend to use a small amount of space for vegetables as as any
surplus would be wasted and in my ( limited ) experience excessive
vegeatation rots ,smells and introduces disease if maintenance has to
wait. I will not have the same problem with excessive fruit as I have
a local farmers market and an extended family with a sweet tooth. My
primary reason for doing this is the pleasure it will bring me. I am
not completely new to growing so I am under no illusion to the work
and pitfalls involved. I have a small personal website which is due
for update soon. I will post a few pictures of my home and
surroundings on it and drop the address back here when I am done.
Thanks again for your interest,,,,,,,,,,Happy Growing.

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