My 2011 Michigan Garden

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Project by Dooley posted 06-06-2011 04:58 AM 2100 views 10 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Decided to up the food production this year and put in these beds. The long bed is 32’ by 3’. The other 7 are 4’ by 4’. You can see more on my blog .

Thanks for looking.

-- Dooley

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#1 posted 06-06-2011 05:23 AM

Great lookin Raised Beds

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#2 posted 06-06-2011 06:21 AM

so much to learn and so little time

nice mix of both

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#3 posted 06-06-2011 07:50 AM

You must be right about a Michigan Garden because that is how I built mine also in Marine City. I get a lot less weeds having the boxes.

-- Ain't better or worse than any other woodpecker in the woods.

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#4 posted 06-06-2011 01:15 PM

Must be a pain to use a rototiller in there!

-- Jim, Michigan

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#5 posted 06-06-2011 02:42 PM

No Jim , i won’t be hoisting a tiller up into the beds. Just turning them over with a shovel. My grow medium, is 80 percent composted horse manure, and 20 percent peat. The mix is so light and fluffy that I used the cedar mulch to control erosion as well as moisture.

-- Dooley

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#6 posted 06-06-2011 02:43 PM

Very cool, should produce alot of good vegies!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 06-06-2011 03:34 PM

Nice easy care garden. Watch that cedar mulch, the acids in it can effect the growth of a lot of plants around it.

-- - Martin

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#8 posted 06-06-2011 03:50 PM

Beautiful garden. I’ve been thinking of doing the same thing, where in Michigan are you located?

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#9 posted 06-06-2011 05:09 PM

nice, we have tomato on the vine turning red in our raised garden… here in Delaware… didn’t think Michigan had long enough summer to grow plants!! Raised beds with some plastic coverings will certainly extend your growing season.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#10 posted 06-21-2011 01:50 AM

Thank you everyone.

Saddletramp, I’m in Lansing

Dustyal, we have a bit of a shorter season, but I think all the water here makes for a humid environment the plants love. My biggest issue will be not having a full eight hours of direct sun due to large neighborhood trees.

Here are some updated pictures.

-- Dooley

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