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Second year, second set of boxes

Post  squaredeal on 5/6/2012, 11:00 pm

I built a second set of boxes for my community garden this year. Two are 4 x 6, two are 4 x 4. I find that 6' lumber is the largest I can handle by myself and my car. It took me all day, and it was a hot day, and there ain't any square corners, but I got 'er done! After trying a couple different methods, I can say that the method described in Mel's book is the easiest without buying special anchor bolts.

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Post  Goosegirl on 5/7/2012, 7:07 am

Lookin' good, SquareDeal! I felt the same way about the box-building. I would not want to put a square near any of my boxes - I don't want to know how far off they are - but my plants didn't seem to mind! Look forward to seeing those boxes turn green!

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Post  RoOsTeR on 5/7/2012, 7:39 am

Looks great Sq And I agree with goosegirl, my plants don't seem to mind that my boxes aren't square either Very Happy
Are those your boxes in the background as well?

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Looks Fine to Me

Post  CharlesB on 5/7/2012, 8:58 am

Looks square enough to me. At my Community Garden I was aiming for square and I found this tool worked nicely in the field to help me out:

http://www.harborfreight.com/corner-clamp-with-quick-release-38661.html

I too connect everything like in the book. No problems.
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Re: Second year, second set of boxes

Post  landarch on 5/7/2012, 9:20 am

veggies taste better if the boxes aren't square
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Post  Kelejan on 5/7/2012, 9:23 am

I am sure Mother Nature isn't a square.
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Re: Second year, second set of boxes

Post  kbb964 on 5/7/2012, 9:28 am

@landarch wrote:veggies taste better if the boxes aren't square


funny post
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Post  littlesapphire on 5/7/2012, 9:36 am

Wow, great looking boxes! Can't wait to see them full of veggies Smile
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Re: Second year, second set of boxes

Post  JustMe on 5/7/2012, 5:47 pm

What a great expansion to the community garden!

Do people ask you about your SFG when you're at the community garden?

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Re: Second year, second set of boxes

Post  camprn on 5/7/2012, 7:58 pm

@CharlesB wrote:Looks square enough to me. At my Community Garden I was aiming for square and I found this tool worked nicely in the field to help me out:

http://www.harborfreight.com/corner-clamp-with-quick-release-38661.html

I too connect everything like in the book. No problems.
HEY! I really like that! Thanks for sharing!!! What a Face

Lookin' GREAT SD!!! cheers

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Post  JennAndCompany on 5/7/2012, 10:49 pm

They look great!

Way to get 'er done!!

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Re: Second year, second set of boxes

Post  Goosegirl on 5/8/2012, 7:19 am

@CharlesB wrote:Looks square enough to me. At my Community Garden I was aiming for square and I found this tool worked nicely in the field to help me out:

http://www.harborfreight.com/corner-clamp-with-quick-release-38661.html

I too connect everything like in the book. No problems.

Cool tool! I want one!

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Re: Second year, second set of boxes

Post  squaredeal on 5/8/2012, 7:52 pm

@JustMe wrote:What a great expansion to the community garden!

Do people ask you about your SFG when you're at the community garden?
Yes, people are curious, but not convinced enough to do it themselves. Unless the garden gets a grant I don't suspect any one but me will make the investment.
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