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East TN Red Clay - 4/30/14

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Post  ETNRedClay on 4/30/2014, 6:20 pm

First off, desperate for a weed wacker, sorry about that.

Second year ANSFG:


Note the shade cloth over the Irish potatoes resting on the cattle-panel arch.  I'm putting the arches on all my beds so when I rotate crops I don't have to worry about installing shade mesh supports or climbing supports.  The arches run approximately east-to-west... very approximate.



Same 3 beds looking south, potatoes really taking off, lettuce hiding on the north side.  Second bed is all beans.  Third bed back is 32 peppers.

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Post  ETNRedClay on 4/30/2014, 6:25 pm

And here are individual beds so you can see the grid. Saw this idea on this forum somewhere, put a cleat along the long side of the bed, rest the grid ON the cleat so it's out of the MM.

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4'x8' Potato Bed



4'x8' Bean Bed


4'x8' Pepper Bed

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Post  ETNRedClay on 4/30/2014, 6:28 pm

Other side of the yard...


4'x4' Allium bed -- the white netting is temporary so the dogs stay OUT.  I'll pull some of it down for the cukes/squash/melons to grow on my deck when they get some size.


4'x8' Roots & Bulbs bed - half the bed is germinating


4'x8' Salad bed - put this one under cover because the dogs LOVE to roll in salad greens for some reason

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Post  ETNRedClay on 4/30/2014, 6:32 pm


Yanked all my mints out of the ground and put in big 20" pots to try and maintain some control....  maybe futile, but we'll see


Swiss Chard & Kale and salad-loving dog


Shallots & Roma toms


Chinese cabbage

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Post  ETNRedClay on 4/30/2014, 6:36 pm

Concrete Mixing Tubs -- LOVIN' THIS, will do more, no bending whatsoever


All 6, want to add 5 more.  At least.


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Post  ETNRedClay on 4/30/2014, 6:38 pm

For the concrete-mixing tubs, I used landscape timbers instead of 2x4s, to prevent bowing like I saw in other installations.  I'll put woodshavings underneath next.

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Post  ETNRedClay on 4/30/2014, 6:44 pm

And finally the deck, which I'm so proud of.  Pried out the old rotted boards and screwed in new pressure treated decking.  Then started building my SIPs (Sub-Irrigation Planters) with MM and planted cukes, melons, summer & winter squash.  On the rail boxes, I planted 13 thymes, 60 sedums, and next 8 basils...



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When they vines start to get established, I'll hang the white netting from the shade-tarp rafters.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/30/2014, 7:39 pm

w.o.w.!!!  That looks wonderful, ETN!  Great use of space on the deck, everything looks terrific in the beds.

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Post  Dunkinjean on 4/30/2014, 8:31 pm

Holy Moly!
Your gardens and deck gardens look fabulous!! Very Happy

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Post  sanderson on 5/1/2014, 12:23 am

You have done an amazing job!   

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Post  catbranch on 5/1/2014, 12:25 am

Looks fantastic! I love, love, love the deck. Very nice!

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