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Old June 8th, 2013, 08:52 AM   #21
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Old June 9th, 2013, 08:52 AM   #22
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Old June 9th, 2013, 09:49 AM   #23
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Chad I think you already saw mine. But I agree with you on the height. I wish mine was taller as the the dogs have already killed two plants by peeing on them.


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Chad I think you already saw mine. But I agree with you on the height. I wish mine was taller as the the dogs have already killed two plants by peeing on them.


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Yours looks nice frank! I want to go tall for function and looks. I also want to build some removable greenhouse tops for the planters so I can plant a little earlier.
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Not much to look at, but I made two 4'x8' raised beds out of 2"x8" rough cut cedar boards (behind my old cart) for veggies.
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Old June 11th, 2013, 11:22 PM   #26
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First serving - Salad on a raised platform

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Not much to look at, but I made two 4'x8' raised beds out of 2"x8" rough cut cedar boards (behind my old cart) for veggies.
You posted a picture of a golf cart?
Its a cool golf cart.
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BEHIND the cart, it was the only picture I had on my computer showing my remedial raised bed garden. Next time, I will do better.
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Old June 13th, 2013, 10:56 AM   #29
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Chad, I'll post some pictures tonight. I have a couple pretty big beds I built last spring. The big one is about 14' long x3.5' wide x 2' tall, the smaller ones are 8' long x 3' wide x 1' tall and 5' long x 2' wide x 2' tall. If I did it again I would make them all 2' tall.
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Chad, I'll post some pictures tonight. I have a couple pretty big beds I built last spring. The big one is about 14' long x3.5' wide x 2' tall, the smaller ones are 8' long x 3' wide x 1' tall and 5' long x 2' wide x 2' tall. If I did it again I would make them all 2' tall.
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Shit, sorry I forgot we have a concert to go to tonight. I'll get them for you tomorrow morning before I head out to work
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Old June 13th, 2013, 10:40 PM   #32
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Shit, sorry I forgot we have a concert to go to tonight. I'll get them for you tomorrow morning before I head out to work
No hurry, I was just giving you shit. I won't be withing 1000 miles of my yard for at least another 5 months.
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Old June 14th, 2013, 08:50 AM   #33
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Here you go, excuse the rest of the shit yard....beyond the garden I put no time or money into something I don't own




Things I would change:
-Make last box 2' high
-Run 2x12s that we're 14' on the big boxes instead of two shorter ones to get rid of that joint

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Those raised beds look really nice!


This is my idea of a garden this year
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I am just doing peppers. The ones in the red pots are Carolina reapers which are the new hottest in the world. I hope they live up to the hype!
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I am just doing peppers. The ones in the red pots are Carolina reapers which are the new hottest in the world. I hope they live up to the hype!
We went a little overboard this year...3 types of tomatoes (8 plants total), Tomatillos, bell peppers, jalapenos, squash, beets and a bunch of herbs. The boxes are more crowded than I'd like but the soil seems to be rich enough in nutrients to support everything thus far
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We went a little overboard this year...3 types of tomatoes (8 plants total), Tomatillos, bell peppers, jalapenos, squash, beets and a bunch of herbs. The boxes are more crowded than I'd like but the soil seems to be rich enough in nutrients to support everything thus far
I would love to have a big garden like I did last year but I am at a rental house in town in Colorado so I am pretty limited. If I was going to be here for more than 7 months total I would have build some beds but it just isn't worth it. Last year I did a 25'x50' in ground garden which was a job and a half keeping weeded. I'm hoping the raises beds will produce more with less work.
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Lol, that's another reason I want raised beds. Chicken wire on the bottom keeps critters from digging.
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Lol, that's another reason I want raised beds. Chicken wire on the bottom keeps critters from digging.
that's exactly what my wife did. buried chicken wire about 12" down all around the garden fence [which is 8 feet high"] to keep the burrowers at bay.

it's the watering that's a killer. have a 2 stage pump from the lake, up an incline of about 45 feet and laterally about 250 yards.
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that's exactly what my wife did. buried chicken wire about 12" down all around the garden fence [which is 8 feet high"] to keep the burrowers at bay.

it's the watering that's a killer. have a 2 stage pump from the lake, up an incline of about 45 feet and laterally about 250 yards.
Hot peppers are what I care most about in the garden so the watering isn't an issue. I absolutely drench them and then don't water them again until they start to wilt and then drench them again. When they get dry the roots grow like crazy searching for water. Very loose well drained soil is what you want. In a standard in ground garden the dirt gets compacted from walking on it. A combination of all these things make me really excited about the raised beds. I want to grow peppers that will make your face melt
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