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Post  katjohn83 on 2/8/2016, 2:59 pm

This is bed number 1 I planted this weekend. 

4 kinds of lettuce, Chard, Turnips and Carrots.

This bed is on its second year. Still looks pretty good.
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Post  trolleydriver on 2/8/2016, 3:57 pm

Nicely done. It all looks neat and tidy. Do you have a grid to go on top?  Very Happy
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Post  sanderson on 2/8/2016, 4:43 pm

Still nice looking!

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Re: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  quiltbea on 2/8/2016, 5:10 pm

Nice!
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Post  CNida89 on 2/8/2016, 5:45 pm

Nice! Is that 4x4?

Also, what kind of carrots are you using, and how many can you get into a square foot?
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 2/8/2016, 5:51 pm

That is a pretty box! Carrots are 16/SF per Mel. Works great.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 2/9/2016, 9:05 am

Oh, you folks in LA & FL... How I envy you! Able to plant at all times....

Looks really good!
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Post  katjohn83 on 2/9/2016, 1:09 pm

@trolleydriver wrote:Nicely done. It all looks neat and tidy. Do you have a grid to go on top?  Very Happy
I have three of these 4 x 4 beds and three 4 x 8 beds. I have yet to find a cheap sturdy long lasting material for a grid that I am happy with. I made a watering grid out of pvc for one of my 4 x 4 beds and I use that to plant by.
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Post  katjohn83 on 2/9/2016, 1:09 pm

@CNida89 wrote:Nice! Is that 4x4?

Also, what kind of carrots are you using, and how many can you get into a square foot?
Yes 4 x 4

Scarlet Nantes and Danvers 26

16 per square.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 2/9/2016, 6:53 pm

@trolleydriver wrote:Nicely done. It all looks neat and tidy. Do you have a grid to go on top?  Very Happy

What is your grid, TD?
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Post  has55 on 2/10/2016, 2:45 am

@katjohn83 wrote:
@trolleydriver wrote:Nicely done. It all looks neat and tidy. Do you have a grid to go on top?  Very Happy
I have three of these 4 x 4 beds and three 4 x 8 beds. I have yet to find a cheap sturdy long lasting material for a grid that I am happy with. I made a watering grid out of pvc for one of my 4 x 4 beds and I use that to plant by.

I used 1/2 schedule 40 PVC pipe for the grid. I used the 4 way PVC cross for intersections-schedule 40 cross tee. I closed the end with 1/2 cap to keeps bugs out. They have lasted years. I will also put it down in the garden beds to keeps the cats from using my garden beds as a toilet.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 2/10/2016, 7:50 am

Thanks, has55!
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Post  trolleydriver on 2/10/2016, 8:25 am

@Scorpio Rising wrote:
@trolleydriver wrote:Nicely done. It all looks neat and tidy. Do you have a grid to go on top?  Very Happy

What is your grid, TD?

SR ... For my grids I used strips from metal Venetian blinds that we no longer needed. I drilled holes at the crossing points and used small nuts/bolts to hold them together. I simply bent the ends over the outside of the box to hold them in place. On my next SFG bed I may make the bends at the inside edge of the box rather than on the outside. The grids are a bit flimsy but held up very well during the first year. It will be interesting to see how well they did over the winter.
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Re: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  katjohn83 on 2/10/2016, 1:17 pm

@has55 wrote:
@katjohn83 wrote:
@trolleydriver wrote:Nicely done. It all looks neat and tidy. Do you have a grid to go on top?  Very Happy
I have three of these 4 x 4 beds and three 4 x 8 beds. I have yet to find a cheap sturdy long lasting material for a grid that I am happy with. I made a watering grid out of pvc for one of my 4 x 4 beds and I use that to plant by.

I used 1/2 schedule 40 PVC pipe for the grid. I used the 4 way PVC cross for intersections-schedule 40 cross tee. I closed the end with 1/2 cap to keeps bugs out. They have lasted years. I will also put it down in the garden beds to keeps the cats from using my garden beds as a toilet.
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That is what have for one 4 x 4 bed and it is sturdy but not cheap enough for me LOL.  I think by the time I bought all the crosses and endcaps and pvc it was about $20.00 I would have to do that 8 more times for all my beds. $160.00 total. Too rich for me. I am thinking clothesline now but not sure how to anchor it and keep it tight and presentable all at the same time.
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Post  quiltbea on 2/10/2016, 1:24 pm

katjohn......Use the white nylon tomato string.  It lasts forever.  I anchored mine with screws in the lumber so I could twist it from one side to the other.  It was up high enough so that I could weed it as the season progressed.
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Post  Kathy Gizzi on 2/10/2016, 9:10 pm

How about clothesline string tied to springs.  The springs could then be hooked to eye hooks screwed into the sides of the box?  Easy to remove and you can replace the string as needed!
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Post  yolos on 2/10/2016, 10:28 pm

I used this but most beds do not have a grid.  Thick string looped thru eye screws.
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Post  Kelejan on 2/11/2016, 12:23 am

Sounds a good idea, Kathy.
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Post  sanderson on 2/11/2016, 3:37 am

All my boxes, except two, have removable wood grids made from super cheap wood trimming for screen doors. The 2 newest ones have cotton string hooked around loose screws on the top edges of the boxes, serpentine style. The string was just supposed to be temporary until husband could make some grids, but 16 months later the string is still there. As a CI, I'm only supposed to support grids, but realistically, folks come up with different designs.

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Post  quiltbea on 2/11/2016, 12:15 pm

Kathy....I tried clothesline but it got very loose.  I didn't try it with springs, tho, so maybe that would make a difference.
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Post  Windmere on 2/11/2016, 12:25 pm

Looking good Katjohn83.  Your soil looks very rich.  I'm jealous you can plant outdoors!
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Post  katjohn83 on 3/4/2016, 2:10 pm

Here is an update. Bed number 1 going slow but everything is growing.

I put back in my pvc grid on this one.





Bed number two I planted with Brassicas last week. Cut worms made quick work of the smaller ones. so sluggo plus to the rescue.



I apologize  for the orientation. Not sure how to rotate them.
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Post  sanderson on 3/4/2016, 6:15 pm

Nice! What is the ground cover? Cypress?

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 3/4/2016, 11:51 pm

Very pretty, John! I have never actually grown brassicas, will try kale this year. I love to eat them. Is homegrown broccoli for example "heads and shoulders" above store-bought taste wise?
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Post  sanderson on 3/5/2016, 1:48 am

This winter was my first experience with broccoli. Tender and sweet, the flowers are especially delicious.

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