I came across this sentence on a forum regarding composting but I could understand what it means.

For me the sentence is like

The elevated beds provide too much place to plant out ..But what it means in the following context?

It's difficult to keep the compost pile wet enough to produce good hot compost - the heat and the sun in Florida dries it out too quickly. And the raised beds provide too much square footage to plant out entirely every season - I'd have way more veggies than our household can handle. So my question is, rather than putting the kitchen waste - vegetable and fruit trimmings and coffee grounds with filter - on the compost heap and hoping for the best, could I just bury the waste in an unused bed that would remain fallow until the next season, and rotating the beds used for composting in this way each season? Is there any reason why I shouldn't do this?


  • Does it mean " we have too much fallow land soil"
    – Mrt
    Jun 13, 2015 at 16:35

2 Answers 2


"Plant out entirely" here means to fill the entire area with plants. The area (square footage) of the raised beds is too large for the author's needs; filling it with plants each season would produce more vegetables than the family could consume.


"Raised beds" are like terraces. Square footage just means area or space. She says she has more space in her garden than she needs to grow her food every year.

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