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Originally posted by frayed1
After the first year with the wood and stone supported raised beds the slugs hit us with a vengence......they hid in the nooks and crannies, coming out at night in droves, in spite of our efforts at control. We hand picked them off, and drowned them in stale beer by the plateful......still they came.
We did not want to spread poisonous snail bait due to our small children and pets. Finally we pulled out the stone and wood and allowed the raised beds to 'melt' back into the ground.
Originally posted by worldwatcher
reply to post by Albertarocks
Yes this method is based on Mel Bartholemew's Square Foot Gardening method which he has several books on and had the PBS show about. I believe there's only been a few slight and minor changes to his method, but overall it's by far the best use of space for small home grown gardens. By dividing the box into square foot, you're able to plant more intensively and helps to differentiate weeds from the good plants to the newbie gardener's eye.