Rich Schindel

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It trimmed back the yellowing leaves and stems. It looks like it is indeed beginning to move up the plant. Any suggestions? Thank you!
8 years ago
These are good ideas. I think I'll prune off those yellowing leaves. Some have turned crunchy. My fear was that afterward the yellowing would continue up the plant.
8 years ago
I have a couple 4ft tall tomato plants in a 3 ft raised bed with good draining soil, mulched that have been thriving. Just recently they've begun to get yellow leaves toward the bottom of the plant. They then are getting crispy and appear to be dying off. I'd read elsewhere this might be common when fruiting and those leaves that may be more shaded. Does that sound like fair advice? Might I need to change something?

Thanks in advance.
8 years ago
Been doing some research myself and if you wanted to save yourself some of the hassle at the hardware store, you can get a kit with everything you need for $30.

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8 years ago
Sorry all, I should clarify. I have lined the inside walls, but not the bottom of the bed. The hopes that this would prevent and weeds or unwanteds from growing out the sides of the beds through the cracks.
8 years ago
Hello all,

First post. Thanks in advance.

Just built (2) cedar 4' x 8' x 2' raised beds. (Dug down one foot and buried wood to give it the hugekultur advantage, so in a way these beds are 3 feet deep.) Lined the insides with the black anti-weed wrap to help prevent weeds growing out any cracks. Lastkly, I purchased a few cubic yards of a combo of black soil and topsoil to fill the beds in with.

After a significant downpour I'm getting pooling on the top of about an inch or so. My questions are:
1. Do you feel the drainage issue is caused from the soil and/or the weed-barrier?
2. How would you recommend I remedy this? Can amending the soil with vermiculite or sand help? Do I need to dig up the whole beds, or could I just add to the top foot or so?

Would really appreciate the advice. Thanks all!
8 years ago