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Project by Jim Finn posted 11-24-2017 01:39 PM 717 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have limited space to do any gardening so I decided to build the sixteen feet long box in which I plan to plant veggies. Two feet wide. All pressure treated wood. 4×4 posts 3’ tall 1”x6” sides and 2”x4” bottom spaced for drainage.
I used deck screws to assemble this.

-- No PHD, but I have a GED and my DD 214





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Handtooler

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#1 posted 11-24-2017 02:24 PM

Super build! Ours aren’t that elaborate, but produce some nice crops. particular cool weather (lettuce greens etc) and root vegetables. Have used raised beds from concrete blocks and the wooden boxes for about twelve to 15 years. Enjoy.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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Jim Rowe

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#2 posted 11-24-2017 03:30 PM

Great idea! I’ve almost completed a similar one to support an Alpine grow house. Used same materials but added extra coats of waterproof paint for good measure. I spread a weed retardant membrane on the bottom to help retain the soil.
Enjoy the fruits of your labour!
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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Jim Finn

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#3 posted 11-24-2017 06:39 PM

I have that weed retardant membrane over 1/2” screen on the bottom of mine also. I ordered seeds today to be delivered in the spring. Going to try five feet of asparagus. Have the those plants ordered too. I know I will never get my cost of this back, in produce, but I have already had $200 worth of fun building it.

-- No PHD, but I have a GED and my DD 214

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#4 posted 11-24-2017 07:15 PM

Nice work, Jim.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 11-24-2017 09:32 PM

Great build. I hope that it yields well for you.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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Jim Rowe

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#6 posted 11-25-2017 10:07 AM

Jim
That sounds just right on! I took the same approach.
If you can get hold of bare root asparagus plants you will be able to harvest the spears a lot sooner that you can with growing from seed where you may have to wait a few years (at least in our climate!).
Will you also install a watering system? I guess it gets quite hot where you are living.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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Jim Finn

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#7 posted 11-25-2017 11:28 AM

I have the bare root asparagus plants ordered and yesterday I installed the watering system. Yes it is hot here in the summer so watering, most days, is a must. I have grown asparagus in Maryland with great results but that was in the ground. I understand that they do not last as long, nor do as well, in captivity. Their roots, when planted in the ground, go down over ten feet.

-- No PHD, but I have a GED and my DD 214

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Jim Rowe

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#8 posted 11-25-2017 11:34 AM

That’s good good to hear Jim.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#9 posted 11-25-2017 01:20 PM

Great build, Jim, and very inspiring for my apartment terrace. Thank you for posting it. Have a great Thanksgiving.

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 12-04-2017 01:30 AM

Great garden box, Jim!! It will cut down on bending too!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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