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Post  HDMama on 5/26/2014, 2:57 pm

I filled all my boxes over the last two seasons.  Built the boxes with my dad, which was great! Bought mix each month till I filled them all.  I have 1 - 4x4  2 - 4x6 1 - 4 x 10 and 1 - 2 x 10

This year I am enjoying the garden much more and having fun with the whole thing.

Early Spring lettuce box:


Now (4 x 4):


Herbs area:


Potato section 4 x 6:


Tomato box 2 x 10:


Added barrels for berries and one grape plant this year:


Here's an overall view of the garden area.  The lettuce box is not seen, but to the left past the barrel.
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Post  HDMama on 5/26/2014, 4:01 pm

I'm also feeling really pleased because this is the first year my yard is on the local bees mapping service. Last year I had to pollenate. This year I have not even had to begin that process because everything is being pollenated. First year ever for my fruit trees too. Makes a big difference.
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Post  HDMama on 5/26/2014, 4:07 pm

I've begun collecting dumped cement chunks around the desert to create definite paths.  I also have a friend that will be letting me use up some red brick she no longer wants to create part of the paths.  Near some of the boxes, I believe I can grow some thyme between the paths for an added interest.  Plans down the road.  Still trying to figure out how I want to line the paths or just leave them dirt.  I do believe putting something down will assist with retention of moisture.  So this is it so far.
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Post  sanderson on 5/27/2014, 12:53 am

HDMama, Your garden is a nice testimony for gardening in the desert climates.   
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Post  Goosegirl on 5/27/2014, 7:02 am

I love the idea of the junk concrete chunks re-purposed for the garden! Clean up the desert AND frugally build/beautify your yard/garden. I may have to make some room in my yard for that. Stuff like that is pretty easy to come by around here. I just have to get a bit more creative!

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PS - My mom grew up in Victorville. I have happy memories of visiting Grandma in the desert!
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 5/27/2014, 10:54 am

@sanderson wrote:HDMama,  Your garden is a nice testimony for gardening in the desert climates.   

+1!

While I like green, grass is overrated.  I'd MUCH prefer what you've got!
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Post  HiDesert on 5/27/2014, 1:32 pm

Your garden area looks great! Did you plant your summer vegetables already?
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Post  Eric Lingo on 5/27/2014, 2:08 pm

love your area I too I am much more into a dirt or cleaned non grass area around my beds. love the idea of re-using cast off materials also like the small boxes you got along the chain fence I wana do something simalr for herbs with some left over cinder blocks I have from when the neighbers built a brick fence btween our houses.
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