applestar wrote:Ok, there ARE some warnings against planting rhubarb too deep. I think you could guard against this by leaving a well around the rhubarb crown and using loose mulch instead of soil.
I had a thought about the grapes -- If they are grafted, then it's not good to bury the graft. But again, well and sandy soil immediately around it might work.
Both cases I'm picturing something like bricks standing on end to hold back the surrounding soil -- similar to when raising soil evel around trees.
I see what you're saying. I probably wouldn't be able to do that so I think digging them up and replanting them would probably work best in my case. Except for the asparagus, which is really the one I was most worried about since there are so many and I've had to dig them up almost each year and haven't been able to enjoy them.
So my plan as of now would be to dig up the rhubarb, strawberries and I think I MIGHT dig up the grapes and put them in the higher soil. I believe that is what would make the best, most producing plants in my garden atm.
Actually to be clear before I even do this I would like your opinions. I was going to do this because my neighbors don't take care of their yard which means all the burmuda grass, crab grass and violets come through the fence into my garden. I was figuring that maybe if I was able to lift the dirt high enough that I could keep out some of this grass. I DO realize that even if I do this that I will still be presented with some crab grass, burmuda grass especially and violets but I'm trying to temper the issue as much as possible.