Posted 02-05-2005 at 01:27:25
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Sounds like a great idea, DC. I think tomatoes would do well.
Here's a link to a book you might like. It's really a good one. Our local library bought it, so I know it's available via interlibrary loan, too.
I did a quick search on Amazon using wheelchair garden and they came up with several books on the subject.
I once tried mulching my garden with about 18 inches of straw - not scattered, but solid flakes of straw. Summer temperatures of over 100 degrees and I only had to water my garden once a week. With the ground staying cooler and moister, the earthworms were working away all summer and the garden did great. Very few weeds, either.
The older I get the more I appreciate raised beds. I have a small raised bed near the front of the house where I raise herbs for cooking each summer, plus a couple of tomato plants. It helps to be able to sit and weed. I don't think I could do much weeding down on my knees anymore.
I would be interested to know how the project goes for you.