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Root bound

One of the only disadvantages of raising a SF bed up off the ground is that after a crop is done, the roots need to be removed from the box. This is easily accomplished. Using a hand trowel, simply start at one end of the box and start turning the soil over and removing any heavy roots.
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After the heavy roots have been removed, and the soil turned, you can add whatever you feel you need for the next planting. I usually add worm castings along with more compost and rock dust.  If your box is on the ground with no solid bottom, this procedure is not necessary.

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Victory garden poster. WWI

Victory garden poster. 1918

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Victory garden poster. 1919