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Take a hint from Nature's flower gardens

publication date: Jun 1, 2005
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The ideal flower farm is a picture of neatness: straight lines of flowers, identically spaced, each variety in its own bed. Neatness equals ease when it comes to weeding, irrigating, and harvesting. We aspire to neat fields in our current year’s production, and have recently switched to a system of wide beds with grass paths between each bed. This has brought a great improvement in our quality of life: We don’t have to stand in mud to harvest or twist ankles when those muddy footprints dry out in summer or get lashed by plants in adjoining beds.

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