Hi Linda, About the pool gardens - If you plant carrots I think you should try short ones first, to see if the dirt is deep enough for their "hair roots". Another idea - Have you ever heard of the "3 sisters planting". It's where you plant corn and pole beans together along with squash. The pole beans grow up the corn and the squash discourages raccoons because they don't like the picky squash leaves, plus the squash leaves help keep the weeds down. You can Google it to find out more! It's an old Indian custom.
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