Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Keyhole Garden Designs


I recently had an interesting discussion with Mary M. about the rebuild effort for Bed 2 at RWCEG. During our discussion, she told me about an innovative garden design known as a "keyhole garden". In short, a keyhole garden in a raised garden bed with a circular shape. In the center of the garden bed is mesh tube or basket in which compostable matter is periodically dumped. There is usually a notch in the bed shape to allow easier access to the compost basket. The idea is that as the compostable materials decompose, rich nutrients will leak out of the compost basket and spread throughout the garden bed for the plants. Below are simple diagrams and links to videos and articles for such designs. I am not sure yet whether this is a good design idea for RWCEG Bed 2, but I think it is a clever idea that many can make use of in their backyards; especially if you are good about composting!

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http://www.hgtv.com/outdoors/gardens/garden-styles-and-types/keyhole-gardening-tips

A good place to see Keyhole gardens is on UTUBE…just UTUBE it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNT9-6RggNE    Texas Country Reporter   Utube



http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/3726/

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