RE: Bog Construction

From: Mellard, David (
Date: Tue Mar 16 1999 - 08:15:44 PST

Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 11:15:44 -0500
From: "Mellard, David" <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg820$foo@default>
Subject: RE: Bog Construction

Hi Charles,

>I quickly ran into problems when the soil heated up. I had to remove the
soil and put in drainage holes
>allowing the water to seep out slowly. Within a couple of weeks the soil
>started getting better

I haven't noticed any problems with my bogs, which have drainage holes a few
inches below the surface, not at the bottom. But then, I haven't looked
that closely. What kind of problems did you notice during summer. I like
the idea of bottom drainage but am concerned that I will have to water more
frequently with municipal water during the summer dry spells with 7 (soon to
be 8) bogs, there's too many to water with rainwater.


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