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building the new garden .... on a budget .... update
great-grandfather
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you might have seen my small garden and greenhouse over the last 3 years .... decided the front yard was too small.... decided to make raised beds behind our house, but have very limited funds ..... frames are almost all up.... here's some pics...... lots of ideas coming ..... any of yours are welcome.


had to buckle under, just too many rocks and trees, and very little soil...... hired a backhoe and brought in soil last year ....... couldn't save much here....but saved for it .....

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RE: building the new garden .... on a budget ....
this year bought bundle of cedar slabs from a local small mill.... they are available in almost every mill...... $25.00.

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That's quite a rototiller you have there!
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RE: building the new garden .... on a budget ....
drove 18" corner posts made from scrap .... they will eventually need replaced.... cost $ 0 ... like that cost.but would rather have done it with 18" 4x4 ..... hinge the front to raise like a gate.... now i can still run my tiller into the bed in the spring.....
filled the bed from the outside in......

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Superb. Jhikpghf
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LoP Guest  Wrote: (05-03-2017 02:05 AM)
That's quite a rototiller you have there!

lol....tiller in the new image.

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this is as far as ive gotten..... rained out for last few days.... do actually have the potatoes in..... so far wood and 3" deck screws ...... $50.00

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Superb. Jhikpghf

thanks

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Very nice. I use large pots. Yuuge pots. My CPA uses cinder blocks. I know it's not purely organic, but I put down black plastic and cardboard where I don't want to weed.

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i bought rolls of screen last year at a yard sale .... cost $10... my son has a tent frame the tent is ruined.... the bed for the broccoli i plan on covering with screen... keep the small white butterflies that lay eggs on leaves and hatch green worms .... nightmare for broccoli

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RE: building the new garden .... on a budget ....
grav  Wrote: (05-03-2017 02:21 AM)
Very nice. I use large pots. Yuuge pots. My CPA uses cinder blocks. I know it's not purely organic, but I put down black plastic and cardboard where I don't want to weed.

i bought 50 - 5 gallon pots from the local grocery store.... been container gardening for years... some of my old posts prob in history .... biggest problem has been keeping them watered... they have tied me down so much....i had one raised bed and it seemed to work well ....... decided to try this

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RE: building the new garden .... on a budget ....
great-grandfather  Wrote: (05-03-2017 02:12 AM)
this is as far as ive gotten..... rained out for last few days.... do actually have the potatoes in..... so far wood and 3" deck screws ...... $50.00

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the 2 large outside gardens are for asparagus .... never grown, ..... takes 3 years .... but it has a large demand and the harvest from a small area is large..... hoping to sell some to pay expenses.
i found a farmer in essex who is shipping me crowns, roots that are 1 year old... very reasonable price and saves a year.... if interested in address pm me

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Most excellent. May your garden be overproductive this year.

Growing any herbs? Do you have any as perennials?

I don't plan on much this year, just a few plants in pots and a small garden patch that will end up filled with annual flowers ...bad soil I'm still trying to build up.
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Nobody Special  Wrote: (05-03-2017 02:49 AM)
Most excellent. May your garden be overproductive this year.

Growing any herbs? Do you have any as perennials?

I don't plan on much this year, just a few plants in pots and a small garden patch that will end up filled with annual flowers ...bad soil I'm still trying to build up.


THANK YOU !
my wife is in the herb side .... but i will grow basil with my tomatoes.... they are amazing companions.... and ... i found and ordered french tarragon plants ....they dont grow from seeds and need to be grown from shoots .... vesey's in pei sell them

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