Follow-up On The Trees Stealing Nutrients

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Two weeks ago today, we put in a a couple of raised garden beds to try to revive an area of our vegetable garden.

In case you missed it, I suspected that some trees around the border of the vegetable garden are stealing the nutrients from some of my vegetables. Here is the post I wrote about it when we first built the raised beds… Are The Trees Stealing Nutrients?

I think I was right about the trees, because WOW what a difference the raised beds have made. The broccoli, cauliflower and squash have grown exponentially since we installed the raised beds.

I guess this is a clear sign that I need to build more permanent raised beds for these areas in the spring. The pictures below were taken exactly two weeks apart.

Broccoli/Cauliflower bed – July 31st, 2011
Broccoli/Cauliflower bed – August 14th, 2011

Squash bed – July 31st, 2011
Squash bed – August 14, 2011

I’m so excited that these raised beds have done the trick, I only wish I would have installed them earlier!

Has anyone else had this experience? I’d love to hear more about your experience and how you build your raised beds.




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