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May 27, 2020 4:02 PM CST
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Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
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Hi everyone, I think this is the regional forum I belong in, living in Gastonia NC. I'm not new to the gardening forums but have not been here in a while (few years). I moved to Gastonia (southern NC Piedmont) from the coast last June 1 and really just starting to garden here.

These beds were occupied by some roses, two of which died after a prolonged drought prior to my arrival (unable to save them) Beds were covered with old musty pine straw (and as I've raked it away I discovered that the landscapers had just left those plastic twine lengths that hold those bales together, buried under the pine straw. Hmm.) I added organic material over the winter, just digging in scraps here and there. Then I forked in some manure, and seeded various flowers and herbs and some red clover in one area where I'll have sweet potatoes.

Growing some greens (kale and collards) and had some plants from the previous garden that I am slowly putting in the ground. Got a compost started, etc. Anyway, here are some pics from the other day.
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Jun 2, 2020 7:08 PM CST
Name: Hepcat
Metter, Georgia (Zone 8b)
Wow. That is very nice. Keep us informed. I just made a small 3x4 ft. raised bed today for 10 hills of lima beans. I'm trying to make use of every foot of space.
Jun 11, 2020 11:34 AM CST
Name: Sharon Ward
New Mexico (Zone 7a)
Hi Kyla,
You are not that far away from where I now live. I moved about two years ago from Southern New Mexico to Shelby, NC. Your garden space looks like you have some shade as well as sun. Lots of plant options for sure. I am still learning about how to grow in hot, humid environments. So far, herbs and vegetables seem happy. My collection of sempervivum are struggling. What do you like/hope to grow?
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