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« Reply #440 on: February 11, 2016, 08:30:20 PM »
it doesnt make ears it just grows a fan shaped seed head. it is a type of sorghum if i remember correctly :)

My dad just told me the same thing.
He said people used to use them to sweep their yards.
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« Reply #441 on: February 11, 2016, 08:32:04 PM »
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« Reply #442 on: February 12, 2016, 04:38:26 AM »
There's always a straw broom, probably for less than the cost of seed. :D
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« Reply #443 on: February 17, 2016, 11:45:18 AM »
It's early to be thinking of gardens but I will be building some raised beds for a freinds father . It is more like Horticultural Therapy because his father loves talking about gardening but has not had a garden in years . Hope it's ok to tag it into this posting

I like it when someone brings up an old thread and adds to it.
Our raised beds from last year. We used PT lumber and stapled plastic to the inside. I don't think there will be any leaching.

 
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« Reply #444 on: February 17, 2016, 12:29:02 PM »
Those are classy Jon.   smiley_thumbsup
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« Reply #445 on: February 17, 2016, 10:19:54 PM »
Some of my students started making raised beds out of donated blocks yesterday morning.  They made another this morning.  Eventually, they will build eight of them.  These will be used by the first year ag students to plant their spring gardens in.  Our school farm is on top of a sand hill and the only way that I have been able to have a good garden in the ground is to bring in dump trailer loads of manure to till in with the soil (the nutrients leach out quickly).

  

  

  

 
We will see how these work.  We should have planted our spring garden last week.
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« Reply #446 on: February 18, 2016, 05:14:31 PM »

Got a Fire Ant problem already in the center bed.  Gotta be careful how this'il play out.

We've got the same problem. :o :o  Can't use the sprinkle\pour on poisons. Any suggestions   ::) ::)

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Melt a couple gallons of aluminum and pour it down their entrance.  I don't know how effective it would be but it would be fun.

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« Reply #447 on: February 18, 2016, 07:11:30 PM »
Caveman, those kids did a good job!   :)
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« Reply #448 on: February 18, 2016, 07:53:23 PM »
Anytime young people can learn hands on projects......its a blessing.  :)
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« Reply #449 on: February 22, 2016, 08:54:46 AM »

 I think that's a great idea! You can even plant in the block holes around the edge.
Very nice. It's also good to see youth getting a hands on education. They will never for get it.

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« Reply #450 on: May 12, 2016, 04:32:58 PM »
My parents started a raised bed garden sometime in March (about a month late for our climate).  It is growing vigorously and is not appropriately spaced but is fun to watch grow.  I dumped about a tractor bucket and a half in there from our compost pile.

  We should be eating squash very soon.  Not a fan of tomatoes but they should be producing soon as well.  They were started from seeds from some tomatoes that my wife bought in the grocery store that came from Canada.
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« Reply #451 on: May 12, 2016, 05:43:19 PM »
Finally got my new raised beds filled. I've had a few containers at home and wanted something bigger to supplement the large regular garden I have at my woodlot 50 miles north. ( last year rodents of various kinds caused problems)

My house and driveway are on a high pile of fill and there is no even flat-ish land with sun.
 

 
Lined with plastic and geotextile.

 

 
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« Reply #452 on: May 13, 2016, 07:39:13 AM »
bunny,

Those look great.
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« Reply #453 on: May 13, 2016, 09:31:47 AM »
Very nice Joan,

I was planting peppers in mine last night
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« Reply #454 on: May 13, 2016, 03:07:44 PM »
Nice job on the beds Joan. I like what you did for a base around them to.

Locust for wood?

I have not planted anything yet at the farm garden beds, but I do have taters and onions in the garden here in town. ;D
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« Reply #455 on: May 13, 2016, 05:17:27 PM »
Thanks ! I just used PT 2x6 and lined it and there is some of the " crushed stone under the edges of the boxes for drainage.

Last frost was June 8 or something last year so no planting, yet . Need to start work on the big garden, though. Have lots of seedlings started indoors.

I want to build a cover/windbreaker of some kind over them but haven't decide how exactly.
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« Reply #456 on: May 13, 2016, 07:01:47 PM »
Some day I will probably stack some timbers like you did for my 3 beds. For now I can still bend down to pull weeds. Actually I don't get many weeds anyway. But being upright is more human than being close to the ground.  That's why I like raspberries, pick'm upright. ;D

What I did one year early was used old windows against the barn on the south. I had beefsteak tomatoes in early July. I had them out in Late April, already in blossom. Kind of like this year since farmers planted fields this year in April. The field across the river is all green with wheat I assume.

I try to hold off with most planting until first weekend in June.
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« Reply #457 on: July 14, 2020, 09:32:54 PM »
My wife loves flowers. She is confined to a wheelchair full time, so flower beds fall under the category of honey-do's. In a stroke of genius, I built her a couple of raised beds for flowers. Installed them on a concrete porch for easy access and filled with composted sawdust from my sawdust pile. She spends some time every day attending HER flower garden.

 

 
Beds are just the right height to access from her wheelchair.
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« Reply #458 on: July 14, 2020, 10:25:12 PM »
those look great Piney, glad she has work to do and purpose.   God Bless!
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