How does your garden grow?

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Re: How does your garden grow?

#21 Post by Farside » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:32 pm

A few years ago I noticed some chives growing wild in a corner of the property, and last weekend I went over with a spade and transplanted them into my ribes guild that currently contains blackcurrant, jostaberry, asparagus, and rhubarb. This property has a lot of quackgrass, and keeping it at bay is a constant battle. So I planted these chives along the walkway border because they form a dense root mat that acts as a physical barrier to the grass runners that go under the ground and into the growing bed.

That's the theory. Let's see how well it works. The rhubarb is supposed to perform a similar function as well as shading the grass out. It's actually why it's in the guild in the first place.

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Re: How does your garden grow?

#22 Post by dirtmurphy » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:09 pm

We most commonly use daffodils for that around here but I imagine irises would also work. Let us know how it turns out!

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