Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing February 2017?
by Kelejan Yesterday at 10:10 pm

» Ground Cherries
by elysia Yesterday at 8:36 pm

» Calling all chicken owners
by llama momma Yesterday at 8:27 pm

» Compost for Mel's Mix
by wombocombo626 Yesterday at 8:27 pm

» Lower South Feb 2017
by mschaef Yesterday at 7:43 pm

» Hello from (near) our nation's capital!
by sfg4uKim Yesterday at 7:31 pm

» Mid-Atl - Mar 2017 - I'm a seed-a-holic
by sfg4uKim Yesterday at 7:29 pm

» My Solar Dehydrator at Work
by newbeone Yesterday at 7:19 pm

» Indoor Seed Starting Info?
by sfg4uKim Yesterday at 6:21 pm

» New SFG not sure where to go this year
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 5:12 pm

» Oh Baby it's getting HOT Outside
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 4:59 pm

» Cauliflower
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 4:56 pm

» My name is boffer, and I'm a juicer.
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 4:45 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 4:39 pm

» Hello from DFW
by RC3291 Yesterday at 12:26 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by Mellen Yesterday at 12:10 pm

» So. California & Inland Valleys -March / April Planting Guide
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:32 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Kelejan Yesterday at 11:21 am

» How to save ground cherry harvest???
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:13 am

» Hello from Pottstown, PA
by newbeone Yesterday at 7:46 am

» Advice and Preparations for Sweet Potatoes in Wisconsin
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:25 am

» February 2017 Avatar: Time to Wake Up!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:17 am

» Bare Root Fruit Trees
by countrynaturals 2/25/2017, 7:13 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/25/2017, 6:12 pm

» Invasive Tree Roots - Very important topic for newbies.
by sanderson 2/25/2017, 4:25 pm

» Winter Gardens - Photos
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/25/2017, 12:45 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan 2/25/2017, 12:23 pm

» One Very Happy Earthworm!
by countrynaturals 2/25/2017, 11:14 am

» My experiences with commercial cedar raised beds
by ralitaco 2/25/2017, 11:06 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson 2/25/2017, 3:18 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

New Table Tops

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

New Table Tops

Post  greatgranny on 7/23/2015, 3:15 pm

Today I ordered 2 elevated garden beds from Home Depot. They are not that expensive and free shipping. Made out of cedar and are easy to put together. I am going to use at least one of them for my strawberries.

I have to move the all the south gardens because the landscape timbers need to come down and we are going to redo the whole thing and get rid of all but the top tier (using retaining wall blocks). Then the rest will be sloped gradually so it will end up level with the driveway.

So, this fall, I am tearing out the 2 large boxes and the small ones that are on the 2nd tier (saving the soil). Not sure yet where I am putting the elevated beds but it will not be on the south side.

Oh goody, I also get to move the compost because it is in the way of the new landscape scheme.  SIGH!!!  Wonder if kids and grandkids would help with this.

greatgranny

Female Posts : 634
Join date : 2012-05-25
Location : Central Minnesota - Zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Table Tops

Post  sanderson on 7/24/2015, 1:54 am

Sounds like you have a big project ahead. Hope you get some help with it.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast

sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 12919
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Table Tops

Post  greatgranny on 7/24/2015, 6:16 am

@sanderson wrote:Sounds like you have a big project ahead.  Hope you get some help with it.
Well, my children legally own my property now.  (life estate)  So, they had better help.  Wink   Seriously, they do help if I ask.  Sometimes I tend to not ask and then get mad because they didn't read my mind.

Two of my children are landscape architects.  They will help to design it and probably do some of the work but the preparation part will be the most time consuming.  I have a friend who is a landscape architect who does have the equipment close by to do the excavating.  Another friend is a mason.  If we put these four heads together we will come up with a plan and coordinate it to make it happen within a short time and hopefully we don't have any gully gushers during that time. 

I am grateful that I did not do it this year.  We have had torrential rains.  Right now I am in an area of the house where I can look out to my rain gauge.  I am up this early because there were lightning strikes at about 3:30 that shook the house - probably lost a couple of trees due to strikes.  After the noise leveled off the rain started and filled up the gauge to about 2 inches within a half hour.  Can't see it close enough to get an accurate amount.  That will have to wait until the storm is totally gone and it is daylight.

greatgranny

Female Posts : 634
Join date : 2012-05-25
Location : Central Minnesota - Zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Table Tops

Post  greatgranny on 8/14/2015, 2:40 pm

Got the first table top put together.  Super easy to do.  No tools.  Very Happy 

I have one quick concern.  The depth of the box is 9 inches.  Should I do 9 inches of MM?  I will be reusing the MM from the boxes that I am taking apart.

greatgranny

Female Posts : 634
Join date : 2012-05-25
Location : Central Minnesota - Zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Table Tops

Post  AtlantaMarie on 8/14/2015, 2:43 pm

Are you planning to mulch?  Even tho they're off the ground, mulch will help conserve moisture.

I'd plan on 2-3" of mulch, so 6-7" of MM.

And congrats on getting it put together!!

AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 3950
Join date : 2014-03-18
Age : 53
Location : Buford, GA - Zones 7B/8A

View user profile http://www.defensivespecialties.com

Back to top Go down

Re: New Table Tops

Post  CapeCoddess on 8/14/2015, 3:52 pm

Yup, I agree - 6 or 7 " of MM then mulch.
Would you post a photo of you new box please? I'd love to see it.

CC

CapeCoddess

Posts : 5535
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 60
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Table Tops

Post  greatgranny on 8/14/2015, 4:54 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Yup, I agree - 6 or 7 " of MM then mulch.  
Would you post a photo of you new box please?  I'd love to see it.

CC
I will when I have a chance. Have been very busy.

greatgranny

Female Posts : 634
Join date : 2012-05-25
Location : Central Minnesota - Zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Table Tops

Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/14/2015, 6:01 pm

Sounds awesome!

Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 4180
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Table Tops

Post  sanderson on 8/14/2015, 9:53 pm

Looking forward to the photos!

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast

sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 12919
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Table Tops

Post  greatgranny on 8/25/2015, 6:11 pm

Sorry, still no pics.  Have been under the weather and am now on the mend but need some time to catch up with more important things. 

Anyway, a quick question.  The area I am going to place them has grass.  I don't want to have to mow or weed whip under the table.  What would be a good thing to place under that would eliminate the grass and be something that would last?

greatgranny

Female Posts : 634
Join date : 2012-05-25
Location : Central Minnesota - Zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Table Tops

Post  sanderson on 8/26/2015, 3:21 am

2 layers of weed fabric (me), carpet (come others), cardboard with wood chips, weed fabric with pavers.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast

sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 12919
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Table Tops

Post  greatgranny on 8/26/2015, 11:50 am

Thanks, sanderson.  I am thinking the pavers or carpet but have to check out where to obtain.

greatgranny

Female Posts : 634
Join date : 2012-05-25
Location : Central Minnesota - Zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Table Tops

Post  greatgranny on 1/8/2016, 6:26 pm

Finally got around to uploading the picture of this table top.  Talk about a long time to get it done.  Notice it was still summer - Sigh!!!  I have two of them and am going to move them and then put weed fabric and pavers.


greatgranny

Female Posts : 634
Join date : 2012-05-25
Location : Central Minnesota - Zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Table Tops

Post  littlesapphire on 1/8/2016, 7:35 pm

Great granny, that's beautiful!  I bet you can't wait to start planting in them, if you haven't already.

littlesapphire

Female Posts : 826
Join date : 2010-04-08
Age : 32
Location : Jamestown, NY (Zone 5a)

View user profile http://www.sanorigardens.org

Back to top Go down

Re: New Table Tops

Post  greatgranny on 1/8/2016, 8:18 pm

@littlesapphire wrote:Great granny, that's beautiful!  I bet you can't wait to start planting in them, if you haven't already.
Well, I can dream until we are no longer getting frost, snow and anything else.  I won't plant anything until late April when I plant my potatoes, and other cold weather crops.  The rest waits until May and June.  That's okay.  Right now I have projects in the house that need finishing anyway.

greatgranny

Female Posts : 634
Join date : 2012-05-25
Location : Central Minnesota - Zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Table Tops

Post  Scorpio Rising on 1/8/2016, 8:33 pm

Beautiful , love it! Dimensions?

Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 4180
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Table Tops

Post  greatgranny on 1/8/2016, 8:48 pm

@Scorpio Rising wrote:Beautiful ,  love it!  Dimensions?
Thank God I keep my email from orders.  Laughing

24 in. x 48 in. x 32 in.

greatgranny

Female Posts : 634
Join date : 2012-05-25
Location : Central Minnesota - Zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Table Tops

Post  Scorpio Rising on 1/8/2016, 9:36 pm

Perfect!

Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 4180
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Table Tops

Post  sanderson on 1/9/2016, 3:38 am

@Scorpio Rising wrote:Beautiful ,  love it!  Dimensions?
+1

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast

sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 12919
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Table Tops

Post  AtlantaMarie on 1/9/2016, 9:55 am

VERY nice!

AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 3950
Join date : 2014-03-18
Age : 53
Location : Buford, GA - Zones 7B/8A

View user profile http://www.defensivespecialties.com

Back to top Go down

Re: New Table Tops

Post  sanderson on 10/1/2016, 1:11 am

Husband has started building my new TT!  First time using a 2'x8' instead of two 2'x4'.

I am taking photos of the stages. Always check wife's plan carefully.  Opps.

Making corrections to lengths of sides.

Screwing the 3/4" plywood bottom to the sides

The 2'x4' under rim installed.  Installing a brace where the 2 plywood remnants meet.

Installing 2 cross braces.  The treated 4"x4" have been notched and pre-drilled for the bolts.  Tomorrow he will buy and stall the bolts to hold the legs to the box.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast

sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 12919
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Table Tops

Post  trolleydriver on 10/1/2016, 9:06 am

Great looking TT sanderson. 

____________________________

Ottawa, Canada
Find more about Weather in Ottawa, CA
Click for weather forecast

trolleydriver

Forum Moderator

Male Posts : 2607
Join date : 2015-05-04
Age : 69
Location : Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Table Tops

Post  greatgranny on 10/1/2016, 10:39 am

Sanderson that looks great. 

greatgranny

Female Posts : 634
Join date : 2012-05-25
Location : Central Minnesota - Zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Table Tops

Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/2/2016, 9:11 pm

WOWOWOWOW 

Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 4180
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Table Tops

Post  Mimi2 on 10/2/2016, 9:17 pm

Thanks for showing the pics. I am thinking about making one or more T T s for my auntie. She is really like my second Mother and loves gardening. She hasn't done many vegetables in the past, but she definitely has a green thumb. A T T or two would be a good option for her given some recent health issues. I may order some pre-fab on line- or make her some from scratch... we'll see how much time and energy I have in the spring!

Mimi2

Posts : 154
Join date : 2015-09-10
Age : 44
Location : Ottawa, Ontario

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Table Tops

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum