First of the Summer

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Project by fmarabate posted 2136 days ago 878 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well here is my first project of the summer, a raised garden bed. The next on the list is a sand and gravel sifter to finish up the landscaping around the box.

-- Another great idea destroyed by the cruel hand of facts!

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#1 posted 2136 days ago

I can’t wait for vine ripened tomatoes. Thank you for posting.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 2135 days ago

Wow dose this bring back memories back in the day this was called square foot gardening. Partictioning the box into one foot square and placing one or two plant to each square. The yield I use to get was amazing…good luck and good eating..,Blkcherry

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#3 posted 2134 days ago

Great job – this is just what my wife and I need for a few tomatoes, peppers, etc. What did you use for wood?


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#4 posted 2134 days ago

Since treated wood is not recommended for gardens, I used Cedar for it’s ability to resist rot. I cut a 4×4 for the corners and used 2×6’s for the sides. Once I had the box together I added 1/2” chicken wire to the bottom to deter any burrowing animals from come up and eating any of the roots of my plants. I also added 1” PVC pipe on the inside of the box. I equally spaced it along both long sides. These pieces of pipe used in conjuction with 1/2” pipe, and some plastic sheeting allows me to cover the box if a want to start the garden early in the year.

I have posted a second picture showing the PVC in place.

-- Another great idea destroyed by the cruel hand of facts!

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#5 posted 2134 days ago

Nice project. I suppose that since you are so far north you have to give yourself the ability to start early. Here in Oklahoma, as long as we get our tomatoes planted by 4/15 we are harvesting by July 1.

-- He who hesitates is lost...

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#6 posted 2130 days ago

A very nice garden bed with PVC pipe in place. The corner joints are very well done. What will be the weight of the empty bed (approx)?

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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