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Built my planters these last two days

Post  TSHRED on 1/4/2015, 8:43 pm

This is fun!


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Post  Marc Iverson on 1/4/2015, 11:23 pm

Looks pretty nice! I love boxes like that, the kind you can sit or kneel on.

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Post  sanderson on 1/5/2015, 12:19 am

Sweet looking boxes!

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Post  TSHRED on 1/5/2015, 1:08 am

Thanks. Now I'm going to design a drip system for them. Sure I will hand water also but we leave on vacations now that I am retired and I want the garden to water while we are gone.

It will probably be a combination of micro-soaker tube and those small adjustable "shrubbler" emitters. Just not sure yet. I've installed many drip systems and my backyard has timed valve stations ready to go so I know how to do the hardware. It's just trying to figure what to grow and their needs that boogle my mind a bit.

Each bed will have it's own timer controlled valve for more control. I like those adjustable shubblers because I can drench or trickle water from them allowing me control over an area in the bed.

So much to ponder but Im loving it.

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Post  donnainzone5 on 1/5/2015, 2:52 pm

Are these boxes made of wood?  If so, what kind of paint did you use?  They certainly look great!

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Post  TSHRED on 1/5/2015, 3:29 pm

donnainzone10 wrote:Are these boxes made of wood?  If so, what kind of paint did you use?  They certainly look great!

I had some latex BEAR solid color Weather Proofing wood stain & sealer left over from a deck I built. Sandal color.

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Post  donnainzone5 on 1/5/2015, 3:53 pm

Do you mean Behr?

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Post  TSHRED on 1/5/2015, 4:26 pm

donnainzone10 wrote:Do you mean Behr?

Yes ... lol

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Post  jimmy cee on 1/5/2015, 5:15 pm

@Marc Iverson wrote:Looks pretty nice!  I love boxes like that, the kind you can sit or kneel on.
I could only dream of getting down that low...

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 1/5/2015, 6:13 pm

Looks great, TShred!  Very nice.  Wish DH would let me paint mine...

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Post  TSHRED on 1/5/2015, 6:45 pm

@jimmy cee wrote:
@Marc Iverson wrote:Looks pretty nice!  I love boxes like that, the kind you can sit or kneel on.
I could only dream of getting down that low...

I actually am going to raise these up 16 inches off the ground. That should help relieve the back plus eliminate any ground root invasion.

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Post  jimmy cee on 1/5/2015, 10:27 pm

@TSHRED wrote:
@jimmy cee wrote:
@Marc Iverson wrote:Looks pretty nice!  I love boxes like that, the kind you can sit or kneel on.
I could only dream of getting down that low...

I actually am going to raise these up 16 inches off the ground. That should help relieve the back plus eliminate any ground root invasion.
A chore you'll never regret, especially in your mature(rer) years

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Post  sanderson on 1/6/2015, 12:58 am

@jimmy cee wrote:A chore you'll never regret, especially in your mature(rer) years
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