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Post  jimmy cee on 5/6/2015, 8:34 pm

Its been a long haul, unloading, removing beds, lifting and redoing it all.
All was worth it already, I am in the process of planting square by square and everything seems to be just popping all over the place...This Mel's Mix is 3 years old, about a quart of compost to each square.
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Post  Kelejan on 5/6/2015, 10:49 pm

Your dedication is rewarded, jimmycee.  Now things should be a lot easier for you.
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Post  sanderson on 5/7/2015, 3:17 am

I'm glad I made the switch, also. No more invasive roots. Very Happy

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Post  ralitaco on 5/7/2015, 8:11 am

Looks great!
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Post  yolos on 5/7/2015, 9:40 am

Looks really good jimmy cee.  I know it was a lot of hard work.  What is the purpose of the plastic containers you are using around some plants.
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Post  jimmy cee on 5/8/2015, 10:46 am

@yolos wrote:Looks really good jimmy cee.  I know it was a lot of hard work.  What is the purpose of the plastic containers you are using around some plants.

Yolos,
Not quite sure about this one, They are really nice containers and I have many due to their grapefruit contents.
One thing I do notice, when I do water ( a cup of sun warmed water ) since it's buried in the mix, all the water stays in the area I want to water.. Also snails, slugs, etc may find it difficult to access, especially if I coat the out side with tanglefoot.
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Post  quiltbea on 5/8/2015, 11:12 am

I'm sure you're happy the hardest work is over.  Now you can enjoy the benefits.
Lookin' good.
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Post  Windmere on 5/9/2015, 11:05 am

Wow... so nice.  I had a tree removed during my first year (I'm a small operation).  However, removing that tree meant a good deal more sun.  Since the boxes near the tree are self-contained, the remaining roots didn't affect anything (some one not too forward thinking planted this tree right above our run off lines for the septic... stump was not ground for fear of breaking lines... wasn't me, but previous owner decades ago).
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Post  jimmy cee on 5/12/2015, 9:08 am

This bed is completely planted,everything is looking good

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Post  quiltbea on 5/12/2015, 12:02 pm

Jimmy....your bed looks so nice and neat.  I like how you utilize the cut-off jars and bottles to conserve water around your plants.  Good idea.
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Post  jimmy cee on 6/8/2015, 10:41 am

An inside pic of my #2 bed, covered completely since planting.
Last season, this bed would hardly grow anything, this year..back to what I though was great during my first season with SFG.
I sneaked a tomato plant in there just for the heck of it, a couple of eggplants also...
I'll see what I need for pollination.
kohlrabi, all kinds of lettuce, broccoli, a salvia, marigold, herbs, a few celery..I think I am going to keep a bed covered forever. 





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Post  Turan on 6/8/2015, 1:47 pm

Gorgeous and inspiring!

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Post  sanderson on 6/8/2015, 3:16 pm

@Turan wrote:Gorgeous and inspiring!
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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/8/2015, 3:37 pm

Beautiful!  Yes, I would keep them covered if only for the cruciferous veggies.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/8/2015, 4:24 pm

It looks GREAT, Jimmy!

How far down do your jugs go?
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Post  Marc Iverson on 6/8/2015, 5:20 pm

Looking strong, Jimmy.

Keeping a bed perpetually covered sounds like a great idea. The bugs can't eat it if they can't touch it! Can't lay their eggs there either. I bet it even makes a solid difference with disease prevention.
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Post  jimmy cee on 6/8/2015, 10:31 pm

@AtlantaMarie wrote:It looks GREAT, Jimmy!

How far down do your jugs go?
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I just push them down till a good resistance is felt, I'd guess about maybe 1 inch if that.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/9/2015, 8:34 am

Okay, thanks.  I see jugs in my future....
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