Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Gardening for Real People, Part IV

If you live in the northeastern United States and garden, one thing you almost certainly will deal with is rock. One technique I found that works quite well for dealing with this problem is at first glance, perhaps, rather surprising.
Here it is: if you are planting a shrub or tree of any size,
plant where there is a big rock. Why? Well, once you dig out that one big rock, you have a rather nice hole to plant in. On the other hand, if there's no big rock there, and your yard is anything like the places I have gardened, there will be lots and lots of small rocks. Believe me on this: it is a lot easier to get out that one big rock than all of those small rocks.

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