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Fairfield, CT
priya02
Jun 2, 2020 10:10 AM CST
Hi all!
I've a vegetable patch which is near a long forsythia hedge. First two years were fine in terms of crop cultivation. But now it's really not productive. My parents say that the forsythia is taking up all the nutrients and that why my vegetables are not growing well. I put in a barrier between the fence and vegetable patch thick plastic borders not just the sheet) and then the weed barrier. Put in dirt and cow manure and planted veggies. Had good produce with beans tomato and cucumbers.
The year after I did not repeat these steps and my veggies did not do good. This year I'm planning to put brown bags and then fill it with dirt and cow manure. But I'm worried that because of forsythia all the hard work might go in vain!
What do you all think? Anyone has any advice that can put my thoughts at ease and go ahead with planting veggies? Do you think Forsynthia can damage my pathch?
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Name: sumire
Reno, Nevada (Zone 6a)
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sumire
Jun 2, 2020 1:03 PM CST
Welcome!
The forsynthia have not damaged your vegetable garden.

When you plant in the same place each year you must renew the soil with nutrients each year. Add manure, compost and other fertilizers to add the nutrients back that your vegetable plants used the year before. (Don't overdo it though, too much fertilizer is just as bad as too little.)
www.sumiredesigns.com
Fairfield, CT
priya02
Jun 2, 2020 1:40 PM CST
Thanks Sumire!
I'll get on to do what you said! Fingers crossed­čÖĆ

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