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Raised Bed Gardening.
« on: April 22, 2015, 10:53:03 AM »
Years ago I used to keep a large area under cultivation. I had 1/4 acre fenced in againsed the deer and used half of it one year and the other half the next. Last year I only planted herbs as I just didn't have time to care for a garden. This year Diane and I are trying something new. We are putting in raised bed gardens. We will plant less and be able to care for it more. One great advantage is we will not have to bend over as much.

Starting out. I love a lady who doesn't mind getting dirty!

 

Here's the first 2 almost completed.

 

I hope to be able to make 2 more before Mother's Day. That has always been our planting day.
Our goal this year are greens (salad makings) and beans.

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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2015, 12:41:14 PM »
My wife loves the raised garden.  Ours are only about 10 inches tall but I have a bunch of them.  I have a flat garden portion also.  I can't see how it is much easier but she loves them.  They were all filled compleetly with cow, horse, goat and chicken poo, so maby thats why she likes them.  I don't like anything I can't use a tiller on.

My opinion is with raised gardining, you need a good way to water cause it will lose more water then planting in the ground. 

To my not understanding the draw of raised bed gardening, Just keep in mind that my wife likes them and is about 20 times better at gardening then I am.

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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2015, 02:47:50 PM »
My brother-in-law had a decent idea last year. He took 2 old fridges, took the doors off, drilled the holes in the back-side, filled the openings with dirt and "camoed" the outside of it. He had the best garden ever. This year he has 3 or 4 more of them ready to go for this year. They're free and really the perfect height. If you can get past the "red-neckness" of it all it's really a pretty good idea....
 

 

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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2015, 03:03:01 PM »
My one mistake when I put ours in a few years ago, was to not leave enough distance between them to get the mower through.
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2015, 03:08:26 PM »
My brother-in-law had a decent idea last year. He took 2 old fridges, took the doors off, drilled the holes in the back-side, filled the openings with dirt and "camoed" the outside of it. He had the best garden ever. This year he has 3 or 4 more of them ready to go for this year. They're free and really the perfect height. If you can get past the "red-neckness" of it all it's really a pretty good idea....
 

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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2015, 04:54:40 PM »
I built raised beds for Patti. She has a composter into which she tosses kitchen scraps, coffee grounds and some paper, etc. When the mess is good and rotten, she puts it in a bed. She was one of very few around here last year who had an abundance of great tomatoes.

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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2015, 10:50:04 AM »
Raider Bill I think those would go good with your rental house!  :D

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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2015, 10:58:19 AM »
Raider Bill I think those would go good with your rental house!  :D

I only store my kayak in the camo house. $600 a year in taxes is all it cost me to not have anyone living across the street! ;)

I do like this refer idea though. Fill the bottom with rocks or bricks the top soil.
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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2015, 11:09:45 AM »
@Raider Bill @wildbill , here's a thread that has pics of wildbill's raised beds.  I like them.

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,80910.msg1232346.html#msg1232346

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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2015, 12:12:58 PM »
My one mistake when I put ours in a few years ago, was to not leave enough distance between them to get the mower through.

Ours are 4' x 10' with 4' in between for just that reason.
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« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2015, 02:26:03 PM »
My one mistake when I put ours in a few years ago, was to not leave enough distance between them to get the mower through.
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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2015, 02:42:18 PM »
I do like this refer idea though. Fill the bottom with rocks or bricks the top soil.

Yes, he did put rocks in the bottom of his. Worked great!

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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2015, 03:53:59 PM »
Nice things about my beds is no bending over and I don't have to fill the bottom with anything.
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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2015, 06:59:39 AM »
Ann and I like ours.
 

  

 
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« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2015, 07:38:26 AM »
Wow! That looks better than some of the farmers markets I go to.
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« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2015, 10:21:55 AM »
Peter
Did you raise the height by adding a timber on the top, or does it just appear that way?
Sure looks like a comfortable way to have a garden.
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« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2015, 10:44:52 AM »
Peter, That's awesome, and I'm jealous... :)
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« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2015, 11:38:44 AM »
fish, "We all got a hillbilly bone down deep in side"  :D :D :D.  I've got an old bath tub I haven't decided yet whether it's going to be a worm bed or a horse tank  ;D

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« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2015, 03:15:58 PM »
fish, "We all got a hillbilly bone down deep in side"  :D :D :D.  I've got an old bath tub I haven't decided yet whether it's going to be a worm bed or a horse tank  ;D

 If its an old clawfoot, you may want to sell it instead of filling it with dirt. Some tub's can fetch 100's if not a 1000 bucks depending on style.  :o
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« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2015, 04:02:57 PM »
Nope, not that old, I'd like to find one though  ;).


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