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Post  Pepper on 5/28/2012, 8:44 pm

Over the holiday weekend I added a new bed. It is 4ft by 8ft by 12in all dug in to hopefully stop the grass intruding. First I built the box.

Placed it in position, marked the outline with an axe, cut the outline with the edger. Gug up the sod, using it else where in my yard.

Gug the bed to at least one shovel depth, sometimes more.



Sunk in below ground and leveled.

Then filled and leveled with MM.

Now for the sweet potatoes, lima beans and whatever else the misses wants to have planted.
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Post  camprn on 5/28/2012, 8:49 pm

LOVELY! Well done! Very Happy

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Post  cheyannarach on 5/28/2012, 9:10 pm

Yay, I love adding new beds! Have fun!
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Post  GWN on 5/28/2012, 10:04 pm

Great pictures, that bed is just calling out "plant me, plant me" Smile
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Post  Goosegirl on 5/29/2012, 8:46 am

Gorgeous box!

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Post  GWN on 5/29/2012, 9:02 am

I have a bed that is buried as well, I dug down the 8 inches, put in the weed block and then the mels mix, it is really kind of cute
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Post  Pepper on 5/29/2012, 10:55 am

Me two GWN bounce bounce bounce

Just got me some sweet potatoes to go in the north side( the 8 ft side). I am just tring to decide if I should give them 2 squares each ( use two 8ft rows ) and put the trellis between the third and fourth row. It should give the taters more room to grow.

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Post  quiltbea on 5/29/2012, 11:37 am

@Pepper.....What a great way to spend the Holiday weekend. Good for you. Enjoy.
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Post  SwampCatNana on 5/29/2012, 12:19 pm

I am envious of the box! It is great. I just wish I coud afford one like it. However, I did decide to buy a premade box from HD. Only $34.97! 4X4X7
They also have 42" diameter 4" deep bed for only $19.97. So will be getting both this Friday.
Now that I have plot at our community garden, I can finally get going. Late in the season is why I decided to buy them.
Oh, the 4X4 is cedar.
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Post  walshevak on 5/29/2012, 12:48 pm

My son has 2 of those. I caught a sale at HD in Oct/Nov 2010 about the time I first spotted ANSFG. With the sale price and his 10% military discount we were able to buy 12 beds, 2 of which were this model. I have 9 of a different cedar model at my house and he has 2 plus a plastic model at his house. Second year on one of them and the plastic one and they are still looking good even be put next to the last one put in this year.

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Post  SwampCatNana on 5/29/2012, 3:54 pm

@walshevak wrote:My son has 2 of those. I caught a sale at HD in Oct/Nov 2010 about the time I first spotted ANSFG. With the sale price and his 10% military discount we were able to buy 12 beds, 2 of which were this model. I have 9 of a different cedar model at my house and he has 2 plus a plastic model at his house. Second year on one of them and the plastic one and they are still looking good even be put next to the last one put in this year.

Kay

Glad to know this, Kay. I was thinking I would buy at least 1 a month my first year of gardening to build up my beds.
Thanks for the info.
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Post  Pepper on 6/16/2012, 9:01 pm

Got the trellis up for the sweet potatoes(left side) today. The bush beans; fordhook lima's (right side) green beans center)

the trellis

the crop
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Post  walshevak on 6/17/2012, 12:39 am

A flashback to the late 70s. My kids would say cool beans.
And in this case it is literal.

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Post  Triciasgarden on 6/17/2012, 12:55 am

Pepper that bed looks beautiful!
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