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What a Lazy Gardener Would Do

Discussion in 'Everything Else Garden' started by digitS', Oct 13, 2015.

  1. Oct 13, 2015
    digitS'

    digitS' Garden Master

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    Does this look like what a lazy gardener would do?

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    © Copyright Pamela Norrington and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

    "Lazy beds at the Deserted Village, Slievemore
    The Deserted Village is located on the southern slopes of Slievemore,straddling the 200 foot contour and stretching from west to east for about 1.5km. The village comprises 3 settlements, linked by an ancient pathway.

    The village dates from c1750 and was deserted in 1850s." (LINK)

    ;) Steve
     
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    bobm

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    Steve, Don't show this photo to Bay ! You see, she has this shiny Orange Tractor and she is just itching to try a new project for her new Texas spread with her toy to engage in. :th
     
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    thistlebloom

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    I don't get it.
    You mean run the beds up and down the hill or build a walled in structure thing with all those stones?
     
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    ninnymary

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    I thought he meant the deep rows. :rolleyes:

    Mary
     
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    majorcatfish

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    good way to collect rain water... and during the wintertime you have luge run right outside the house....
     
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    thistlebloom

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    You could luge with your friends!
     
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    Smart Red

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    Looks like lazy, waving rows now. Perhaps that's were the lazy garden comes from. At one time, there was a lot of hard work done. Probably a matter of survival at the time.
     
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    majorcatfish

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    maybe the trenches were dug to collect the rock to build the house? and they were smarter than we give them credit for.
    think about rain washes away the soil it makes it a lot easier to dig them up....
     
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    Nyboy

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    early raised bed ez weeding?
     
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    digitS'

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    I don't know about the slope. This is really far north in Ireland. Maybe aligning with the Sun was thought to be more important than runoff.

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    This looks like a lot of work for these young men in the lazy beds!

    @baymule might be able to use something like this.
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    It's a "lister plow." Notice the double moldboards and how the soil would be turned.

    Funny little senior moment here. I can remember the lister name, and you should know that they can be pulled by small tractors, but I can't remember the name of the plow that would be used on a modern farm ... o_O.

    Steve
     
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