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I am an avid wanna be gardener, but am mostly interested in how things live. I have had many gardens over the years in different places.
I just moved here 3 years ago to 15 acres with very sandy soil and NO garden beds existing. I put down a 6x24x12 bed on top of the ground under a huge pine tree and ordered 15 yards of 'garden soil' which I screened and added bags of composted peat and composted manure. I filled up that bed and my shirt sleeves and moved my 3 year old shade garden from my old house. I have since dug two other beds and used all the soil I ordered. Then planted another bed where the dirt pile was. I continue to fill these beds and think of ways to hardscape and tame the trails I've cut in the woods for walking and skiing.I have a shade garden, a vegetable garden and various other plants and flowers. I also am trying to grow shiitake mushrooms on logs.

Now I have added water gardening and vermicomposting to my obsessions/interests. I have a 60 gal preformed pond with 6-7 types of plants and some fantails and wakin goldfish. I have a worm tower system for composting kitchen scraps using redworms. Both are working out well so far.

This is the best forum I've ever seen and will probably spend WAY too much time trying to absorb all the wonderful information posted here. I've found SO many nice ppl sharing a ton of mostly good advice..see you out there :-)

I live in: United States

My zone is: Z5 west mich

My favorite forum 1 is Ponds & Aquatic Plants.

My favorite forum 2 is Landscape Design.

First registered on August 02, 2002 .