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Post  Frenchbean on 5/26/2013, 3:55 pm

I have finally planted my very first tabletop garden. I have trouble with cats, foxes and slugs and snails by the thousand (well, a slight exadaration, but it feels like thousands.

Please, please let this work. Its my first time posting pictures on here and its not working affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid
Need to find the kids to help me. In the mean time
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sweet potato 3 sq french beans
2 cucumber, nasturtium and Nigella flowers, courgette, tomato
peas, sweet pepper, courgette, tomato
lettuce leaves,tomato, sweet pepper, sweet pepper


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Post  bnoles on 5/26/2013, 4:12 pm

Please get the kids to help, I would love to see your garden.

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Post  Frenchbean on 5/26/2013, 4:37 pm

I have now planted my first ever tabletop garden. Please tell me what you think


I have Charlie the gnome sleeping on the job1 Shocked . I have several owl that glow in the dark; hopefully to scare the cat and foxes tongue . And some pretty flowers in my watering can rock on .

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Post  Frenchbean on 5/26/2013, 4:43 pm

@bnoles wrote:Please get the kids to help, I would love to see your garden.

Dear bnoles
I have but it posted in the wrong place Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed
It went to First ever tabletop SFG garden !!!!! thinking

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Post  boffer on 5/26/2013, 4:44 pm

Alright, you figured out how to post a pic!

I love tabletops! It looks great to me; every garden needs a gnome. I tried an owl to keep the birds away; not only didn't it work, but I watched a deer knock it over with her nose!

Are you trying the red coffee can next to your tomato plant for watering purposes?


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Post  Frenchbean on 5/26/2013, 4:45 pm

This is driving me a little bonkers hyper hyper hyper
cutesie Phew its hard to get pickys on here silly me
@Frenchbean wrote:I have finally planted my very first tabletop garden. I have trouble with cats, foxes and slugs and snails by the thousand (well, a slight exadaration, but it feels like thousands.

Please, please let this work. Its my first time posting pictures on here and its not working affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid
Need to find the kids to help me. In the mean time
4x4ft SFG
sweet potato 3 sq french beans
2 cucumber, nasturtium and Nigella flowers, courgette, tomato
peas, sweet pepper, courgette, tomato
lettuce leaves,tomato, sweet pepper, sweet pepper


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Post  bnoles on 5/26/2013, 4:47 pm

You did a great job on that garden. I like the fact that you made the extra effort to dress it up with flowers and figures.

Awesome Job!

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Post  boffer on 5/26/2013, 4:48 pm

You've got two threads going with nearly the same name; is that causing some confusion?

Maybe Rooster or camp can combine them next time they're here.
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Post  Frenchbean on 5/26/2013, 4:51 pm

Hi boffer
The red coffee mug is the plant pot the tomatoes came in; and yes there for watering at their roots. No deers roaming around London boffer.
Foxes, squirrels and loads of cats though affraid

Im glad you like my garden

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Post  Frenchbean on 5/26/2013, 4:54 pm

bnoles thankyou for your lovely comments

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Post  Frenchbean on 5/26/2013, 4:59 pm

Boffer me I'm totally confused blush salute I asked the kids to help me post the pictures and it kinda got screwed up from there
SOS can some nice person combine my threads..............pretty please

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Post  llama momma on 5/26/2013, 5:04 pm

It is very lovely and your back is going to love you for it. Congratulations!
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Post  camprn on 5/26/2013, 5:38 pm

@boffer wrote:You've got two threads going with nearly the same name; is that causing some confusion?

Maybe Rooster or camp can combine them next time they're here.
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Post  Frenchbean on 5/27/2013, 4:08 am

Camprin thank you okay clap BIG hug
Llama thankyou for your comments as you are a SFG teacher that means a lot to me rahrah

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Post  Ray'ssfg on 5/27/2013, 5:01 am

cheers Well done Frenchbean.
Your garden looks great.
I had lots of challenges with photos for awhile, perservere as we all love to see pics.
I think I get more insperation from them than anything else.
My garden boxes are 3ft high so similar to table tops.

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Post  llama momma on 5/27/2013, 6:07 am

@Frenchbean wrote:...
Llama thankyou for your comments as you are a SFG teacher that means a lot to me rahrah

Uh-ohh...Thank you for your kindness, it made me smile and makes me nervous at the same time Lol! I have learned a bunch but have so much more to learn. It is good there are so many on this forum, the combined volume of knowledge and helpfulness is a joy. Enjoy your square foot journey and this lovely forum, Always, LM-(gina)
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Post  plantoid on 5/27/2013, 7:04 am

FB , them's dandy looking beds you have there Wink
Nice meaty wood work too.
Keep posting your pictures the more you post the better you become doing it .
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Post  walshevak on 5/28/2013, 5:54 am

You did a beautiful job on your tabletop. I lived in Northants for 2 summers and really enjoyed all the flowers I was able to grow and the lovely garden shops.

Another view of a tabletop garden. My back and I love gardening standing up. I have 10 tabletops and a variety of buckets, pots and cement mixing tubs planted.




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Post  Frenchbean on 5/28/2013, 12:28 pm

Hi Kay thanks for sharing your photos of your large garden Very Happy

Could you tell me how you made your covers. They look like old wagon canopy s from the wild west; seems to be very effective though

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Post  walshevak on 5/28/2013, 9:17 pm

They are indeed called cover wagons. I have two 10ft pieces of 1/2" pvc pipe attached to the sides of the beds with brackets. They are then covered with wedding veil tulle netting clipped on with binder clips from the stationary store. I keep this bug netting on until the plants that need pollinating start blooming and then remove it or move it down a row of squares if the whole bed does not need to be uncovered.

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Post  Frenchbean on 5/29/2013, 4:36 am

Walshevak; thank you for instructions.... Im off to find materials. Thanks Kay cheers

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Post  sanderson on 6/29/2014, 4:23 pm

DH just finished this 8'x 2' I.D. Table Top.  This should be the first of 3 TTs in the dead-grass area.  Weed fabric and artificial Fescue turf still need to be placed underneath before setting it up.

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Post  Marc Iverson on 6/30/2014, 1:09 am

Interesting design. Looks nice and sturdy. I really like how easy it is to access two-foot-wide beds.

What are you planning on planting in them?
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Post  sanderson on 6/30/2014, 2:47 am

Marc, I have no idea at this time of the summer. Some Dragon Tongue and 2 tomatoes are all I have planned so far. Still have work to do before it's ready for plants.
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Post  Goosegirl on 6/30/2014, 8:21 am

Looks great, Sanderson!   
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