North Idaho, we have some of the nicest, lush soils you
can imagine. Honestly, for the most part, our soils are
just rich, you can grow anything in them.
.we dont have forest fires. Huh?
So what, right?
Because we dont have forest fires, the soils we
have here are FULL of seeds; so you go out in your backyard,
till up some soil, and plant carrots. When they grow,
youll have a carrot, then a yellow pine, a carrot,
then a grand fir, carrot, then a tamarack tree. Itll
take 6-8 years to get those seeds weeded out of your garden.
much simpler way, here, is to just buy a truckload of
screened topsoil. Itll cost $300.00 or so, but it
will have probably less than a quarter of the seeds still
in it, if its well screened. Put that soil in a
raised bed & then make SURE to fence it. Deer go over
6 foot fences easily, so heres how you save some
Install a 6 foot tall fence, but make the posts at least
7 feet out of the ground. String a piece of twine or string
between the posts at the top of the posts, and the deer
wont jump it, even though its just a piece
of string. An 8 foot tall fence is a LOT more expensive,
a LOT more work, and a 6 footer will go up much quicker.
If you ever need to change anything on it, a 6 foot fence
is pretty easy, but an 8 foot fence will work you pretty
hard, in terms of changing it.
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