I have a raised bed that just seems to grow nothing. Everything is yellow, stunted and pathetic. This year I put identical plants in bed #3 and bed #1. The difference is staggering. They have identical wood boxes, soil, amendments and mulches. I used to think it was because it was much shadier. Now it's in the sun and the same light-wise. So now I think it is the cedar hedge behind me sucking out all the nutrients. Through the process of elimination, that is the only culprit left.
Black Krim tomato in Bed #1
Black Krim Tomato in Bed #3...again both grown from seed in my greenhouse. Plants were identical when planted. This is pretty sad.
I will be removing bed #3 when I have time.
comparisons are very interesting. What a difference!
Maybe not jinxed but not natural. Maybe something not so good below...an old paved area? a place where a leaky fuel truck was parked for ten years... Might have the soil tested perhaps? Definitely a problem.
It is quite amazing. It just kills everything.
It is a real conundrum Brenda. We bought the house new in 1979. Before that this was the Canora Road Duck Farm. So 31 years later I start to garden here. I put in bed #2 and 3 the same day so it was the same batch of soil and same wood. It is about 14" from bed two. That said, if there was a truck parked there the leak could be very localised. You have given me something to think about that I had never considered. Thank you.
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