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So, in 3-5 years I can buy a plot of land if I can save properly. I'm hoping for at least half an acre- I'll be able to make a fruit/veggie/herb garden that would be at least 11.5 meters long and 6 meters wide, probably bigger. I currently have two dwarf mulberry trees here, and I hope to move them there when I can. I know nothing about ideal soil conditions and such, however. My idea was to take out roughly 2 feet of soil and replace it with a new ideal soil, and since within 20 years there's a high chance of me becoming wheelchair bound it will have planter boxes and wide paths, mostly. I'm wondering what plants you recommend, what kind of soil, and how to set them out? I have a base design but no idea what I should plant together. I plan on staying in Hervey Bay, and there will likely be a watering system about a foot in the ground. The trees won't be in planter boxes but everything else will be in pots or planters. The planters can, of course, have different soil to the trees. I really want to grow the plants in such a way that I can get different crops year round.
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SueBee says...
Be aware that raised bed planter boxes take more water than a normal bed, they drain TOO well. Maybe look at the newer designs where they have a layer of plastic then gravel and water then a layer of mesh and soil with an overflow pipe at about halway to ensure no drowning plants.It saves a lot of water and works best for raised beds.I think it is called a wicking bed.You could search google. Here's one link. http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s4010599.htm
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InsanityShard says...
Thanks, I'll be sure to remember this and write it down for future reference. Any other advice?
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12th April 2017 9:15am
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