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Post  jimmy cee on 11/5/2015, 10:18 pm

The bed below is my last bed to change over to SFG. Did not do it sooner as it had 3 terrific rhubarb plants.

I now have a freezer full of rhubarb so I thought I'd keep 1 plant going.

This be will be growing zucchini along with possibly cucumbers, it will be covered, however adjustable for pollinators.

A step by step approach is the best way to tackle these projects, doesn't seem overwhelming then.

This picture was taken 3 years ago 2012, just after I started SFG...bed being done over is in the foreground

shows layout before starting..notice angle iron stakes

removing angle iron stakes...to be replaced with 4 x 4 wooden posts.

cemented 4 x 4 wooden posts

adding bottom frame

leveling bottom frame

adding floor supports...12 inch centers

adding bed floor

drill holes and check for drainage openings

add upper frame work

tack in weed barrier material to keep Mel's Mix in place...also flood with water to check drainage

Tack up pest barrier

add upper frame work for covering

completed project now waiting for vermiculite order to arrive.....
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Post  jimmy cee on 11/5/2015, 10:28 pm

When done I sat and had a beer, while thinking...wow...what in the world did I build ?
I vision so many ideas with this, An enclosure with glass windows for a small hot house in spring.
Remove windows and place netting and pest prevention running down each side...so much can be made out of this, and can be made to accommodate removal when needed...
I need to drink more, I think better...
By the way my wife's flower garden is adjacent to this bed, she has a gorgeous garden and I need to tread very lightly or else I'll be sleeping in my cold frame.
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Post  trolleydriver on 11/6/2015, 9:27 am

Wow jimmy that is quite the project.  It's an SFG palace!
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Post  Zmoore on 11/6/2015, 9:54 am

Very Nice Jimmy!
My "garden" is currently several beds all around my house, not "consolidated".  I staked out a possible location for a more consolidated garden area, to bring all my beds into one area and perhaps "bite the bullet" and just make one large fenced in area rather than individual cages for each bed for deer control.  
Anyway, after sketching it and then staking it I thought maybe I'd want to consider raising the beds higher, rather than sitting on top of the ground.  Your photos are keeping the idea alive.  Your extended corner posts would also make trellis incorporation easier, in addition to easier cover options.

I like it.
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Post  sanderson on 11/7/2015, 3:46 am

Jimmy,  I knew you weren't done creating new beds! Wink

Zmoore,  There are several table top/roots topics and photos to gather ideas.  Here are 2 short TT styles I have.  I also have a few 2' high TTs. I want to mention that I now have wood chips around all the beds and it has really helped with the weeds and keeping shoes out of mud.

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Post  jimmy cee on 11/7/2015, 7:17 am

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Their really nice TTs. and when ever you want to elevate them, all you need to do is build a stand and raise the two.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 11/10/2015, 9:01 am

Jimmy, I'm always impressed with the work you do....  Looks great!

ZMoore - If you're going to fence in the area, make sure to put some sort of block under the fence line so you can weed-eat, etc.  We were in a hurry and put the beds right along the fence.  Now I have grass (& trees from the neighbor) growing in-between the fence & the beds.  What a hassle!!!!!!!   Embarassed
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