Sunday, March 12, 2006

Beds VS Multiple Holes

The great thing about digging a bed is its versatility. Plants can be moved around, added and removed as you desire. If it doesn't look right in one spot, plop it in another. Plus the cultivated earth allows water to seep over a larger expanse of ground and encourages more sensitive plant roots to roam rather than be restricted to a defined area. The Sonoran desert earth is hard and rocky allowing only the toughest to survive. If you want an area to grow more delicate plants a bed is preferred. Most of my beds are sheltered by mesquite trees. This allows me to grow plants that need filtered shade to do their best, such as many types of salvias.

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