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Sat Jan 24, 2015, 11:19 AM

 

Howdy Gardeners from USDA Zone 10

Glad I found you all here.
Anyway...I built some raised beds, mixed a custom blend, planted a few Veggies, and now I'm installing a 205 gallon rain barrel!

This is fun!
Stop by and check out my little blog and say hi.

http://shredsgarden.blogspot.com/

Here's a few pic with more on my blog.









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Reply Howdy Gardeners from USDA Zone 10 (Original post)
SHRED Jan 2015 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2015 #1
SHRED Jan 2015 #2
NJCher Feb 2015 #3
SHRED Feb 2015 #6
NJCher Feb 2015 #4
SHRED Feb 2015 #5
SHRED Apr 2015 #7

Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat Jan 24, 2015, 03:09 PM

1. Back atcha from Zone 4.

Not a whole lot going on here right now, but in another month or so I can start pruning my apple trees before they start to bud, and maybe I'll start some vegetable seeds indoors. Then in April I'll reconnect my rain barrels. It's very quiet in Zone 4 this time of year, except for that crunching sound the snow makes when you walk on it.

Your garden looks lovely. Green is a very nice color. I am looking forward to seeing more of it.



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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 01:36 AM

2. Thanks

 

I hooked up the rain tank today.







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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sun Feb 1, 2015, 10:51 PM

3. a pic of my rebuilt raised bed

Wow, Shred, I am impressed. When you do something, you do it right! I really like the trim on your raised beds. They are going to be beautiful when they grow out, and I'll be back to check your blog for pics.

I have 10 or 12 raised beds around a pool. In effect, they are raised like yours, only they are on a terrace. That is because I live on a mountainside, so it is possible to stand and garden at at least five of the beds.

Last year they were falling apart, so I had to fix them myself. I'm not exactly the handiest person, so they are a far cry from the nice work you did. Here is a pic of one of them:

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It was really a job. I had to dig out all the soil around the board, scraping it to one side, then level the board and attach it. My beds also have concrete blocks around them, so I had to dig them up, too, as they were not level.

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Cher

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Response to NJCher (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 4, 2015, 05:26 PM

6. Thank you!

 

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sun Feb 1, 2015, 11:18 PM

4. question

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What did you use for the bottoms of the raised beds?


Cher

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Response to NJCher (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 4, 2015, 05:24 PM

5. thick plywood

 

Like about 3/4 inch

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2015, 11:39 AM

7. A Slideshow

 

I've been a bit neglectful with my garden but here is a slideshow with the latest pics.
Hope you enjoy.

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Ted_SHRED/slideshow/Veggie%20Garden



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