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Old 02-25-2014, 09:28 AM
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Wife and I are going to home depot for some 2x12's and are going to do a raised garden bed this year. Im hesitant as far getting the small tiller in there between the rows. Any of you do raised beds? if so what size? we were thinking like 10x24'
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:29 AM
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Just noticed most of you all's pictures are of raised beds.. shoulda looked harder before I asked.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:22 AM
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I used the treated landscaping timbers from Home Depot, looks like a 5-6 inch diameter pole with flats milled on top & bottom, easily stacked to height desired, using 4-5 inch deck screws (3 per timber) and offset the ends each layer. I made our raised beds 4'x8' and use a spade to break up for planting. This size will accomodate 2 rows of tomatoes x 4 plants long (8 total) with easy access from both sides. Next bed will accomodate simliar numbers of various squash with pepper plants between. I plan on doing another similar this year to get an asparagus bed started for the full 8' length and about half the width (takes several years to get established), with the other half in onions and/or new potatoes and/or okra. We live on solid limestone, so I went up 4-5 layers of the landscape timbers to get about 12-16 inches of soil and had to bring in every bit of the soil. Once planted, I use a fine thin layer hardwood mulch to retain moisture. This method allows for paths between each bed for easy access without having to bring in more soil just to walk on.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:32 AM
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Out in the garden this morning doing some weeding and getting ready to til it all up!
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:35 AM
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Wife and I are going to home depot for some 2x12's and are going to do a raised garden bed this year. Im hesitant as far getting the small tiller in there between the rows. Any of you do raised beds? if so what size? we were thinking like 10x24'
We have some small raised beds, but also don't plant much.
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Anyone planting a garden this year? Just got ours going again after a year hiatus (wife was pregnant last year). My beefsteak tomatoes never grew in correctly, so I'm going back to basics with some cherry :-)
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We are. Moved the garden to a new spot. Tomatoes . Habanero. Some other herbs. I'm excited last few years my garden didn't do so hot. I think it was because the neighbors trees grew too big and blocked the sun.


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No garden this year. We went on a 3 week vacation last summer and when I got home the garden was so over grown with weeds, grass and the like that I never really tried to recover it. So, this year we are doing the same vacation time and I don't want to put in the effort. In stead, I just got some 5 gallon buckets for tomatoes and peppers. I'll put them on a timer for watering and we'll at least have tomato sammiches when we get home.
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:47 AM
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yep, we have a small raised bed due to living on solid limestone. We planted 3 varieties of larger tomatoes and three cherry/grape tomato plants. 4 yellow straight neck squash, some okra and started an asparagus bed in an old water trough (due to having to have more depth of soil).
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Old 05-11-2015, 10:53 AM
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Do you guys trim/prune your tomato plants? I've read and seen both, just wondering what is everyone's preference.

Down in TX, we've got a good crop of cucumbers, peppers, and tomatoes already!
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