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Fruits (and vegetables) of my labor for 2009

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Fruits (and vegetables) of my labor for 2009

A good picture showing the amazing growth of this past month (May-June.) That spinach was so wonderful!



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Wow - all looking fantastic.

18 Jul, 2009

 

These look fantastic.

18 Jul, 2009

 

Very neat and healthy..:o)

18 Jul, 2009

 

love your raised beds

18 Jul, 2009

 

This looks great. What timber did you use & how did you join the planks so the sides don't leak out soil and bow in the middle?

24 Jul, 2009

 

My husband constructed these, so I may not be completely accurate on the details, but I know he used treated lumber (I prefer all natural, but I did want it to last too...lesser of two evils here.) It is reinforced at the joints and centres with a crosspiece screwed into the inside of the box to prevent bowing and leaking. He used only screws, no nails, so it is very solid. Any other questions, I'll ask him. He isn't home for me to ask right now.

25 Jul, 2009

 

Excellent! Everything is growing so hearty and healthy! Good job.

30 Jul, 2009

 

Thank you all for your comments. I am blessed in my climate.

31 Jul, 2009

 

Something for me to aspire too! v impressive. What have you used bwtween the beds as a path? I am starting from scratch on a lawn (to be dug!)

12 Sep, 2009

 

We put down a landscape cloth and then covered it with pea gravel. I am looking for some decorative stepping stones to put on that, but the gravel has been working well in the meantime.

12 Sep, 2009

 

what a great set up

16 Sep, 2009

 

Thank you

17 Sep, 2009

 

Fantastic raised beds

when you filled them, what did you use ?? did you line the boxes with anything??

great inspirational photos xx thank you

17 Oct, 2009

 

I did not line the boxes. I filled them with composted soil and that was about it. There is a liner down under the boxes and gravel to avoid any weeds coming up from under. I haven't had more than a handful of weeds all year.

18 Oct, 2009



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