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My First Attempt

Post  artisticfoodie on 5/4/2013, 8:54 pm

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Post  ArkansasSFGardener on 5/4/2013, 9:14 pm

WoW!!! That looks great! I like the critter cage!
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Post  artisticfoodie on 5/4/2013, 9:18 pm

Yea, we have an abundance of rabbits in our yard - neighborhood. And i can cover the top with a tarp if the weather gets iffy in the spring next year.
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Post  ArkansasSFGardener on 5/4/2013, 9:21 pm

It looks really good! You will do great! I'm not far from you.. I'm in central Arkansas. I have 3 4x4 beds and my 6yo has a 2x2. THis is our first year!
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Post  artisticfoodie on 5/4/2013, 9:37 pm


right after construction and filling with "mel's mix"

after removing one layer of 2x8 - (after learning about square foot gardening) and adding the "critter cage". Plans for the addition 4x8 for next year are in the works.

actively growing.

ASFG - best of luck with yours.
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Post  Pepper on 5/4/2013, 9:45 pm

Good job artisticfoodie

I bet you add the other box before fall season Laughing Laughing Laughing
This stuff is ADDICTING Glad to see you already figured out posting pictures
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Post  quiltbea on 5/4/2013, 10:01 pm

Artisticf..... glad you\'re here to the group. That's a great bed you made. I love that critter cage. Enjoy the gardening experience.
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Post  artisticfoodie on 5/4/2013, 10:07 pm

Pepper, quite possible. However, the cost of the soil is what will probably hold me back.
Quiltbea, thanks!!

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Post  donnainzone5 on 5/5/2013, 12:11 pm

What a wonderful SFG start-up!
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Post  artisticfoodie on 5/5/2013, 12:22 pm

donnainzone10 wrote:What a wonderful SFG start-up!

thank you.
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I am so impressed

Post  Windmere on 5/5/2013, 1:04 pm

Artisticfoodie: All I can say is, Wow! You did a fantastic job. I wish I was a handy as you are with constructing you set up. I know you will have a nice yield and no critters to interfere!

you rock
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Post  artisticfoodie on 5/5/2013, 1:44 pm

@Windmere wrote:Artisticfoodie: All I can say is, Wow! You did a fantastic job. I wish I was a handy as you are with constructing you set up. I know you will have a nice yield and no critters to interfere!

you rock

Thanks!!! Cool
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Post  CapeCoddess on 5/5/2013, 1:49 pm

Really nice, AF! Is the critter cage hinged to the box?
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Post  artisticfoodie on 5/5/2013, 2:05 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Really nice, AF! Is the critter cage hinged to the box?
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Thanks!! Well it is sort of. I used conduit clamps, which does act like a hinge. It is loosely attached, so come harvest or additional planting I'll have easy access to all sides.
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slats

Post  crunchy on 5/5/2013, 7:23 pm

So what material did you use for the slats? Everything I find is so expensive.Thanks
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Post  artisticfoodie on 5/5/2013, 9:15 pm

@crunchy wrote:So what material did you use for the slats? Everything I find is so expensive.Thanks

Crunchy, I used just 1x2 pine lath, found at HomeDepot. I didn't feel like pre drilling them to screw them together so I just used zip-ties.
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Post  kristinz on 5/9/2013, 5:32 pm

I love the critter cage, might try to do this ourselves - we have a bit of a squirrel problem here..bunnies are bothersome too. Thank you for sharing. Hopefully we will be on our way soon with our garden!
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Post  artisticfoodie on 5/9/2013, 7:07 pm

not sure this will keep squirrels out unless you put something over the top as well.??? thinking . It has kept the rabbits out thus far!!
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Post  kristinz on 5/9/2013, 8:30 pm

I just figured we would carry the chicken wire over the top, until the plants get too high, then we will probably have to remove it. But hopefully by then, we will be starting our harvest.
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