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Post  NAR56 on 2/22/2016, 1:27 pm

Hello All, I just want to post a few pictures of the new garden bed. It is going to be mainly for Peppers (Bells, Banana, and Jalapeno). It is 2 X 8 with Cedar fence boards on the bottom. Why the Cedar boards? Well, I do not have to Trim around the box when I cut grass, I can just use the lawnmower. It also stops weeds from growing up under the side boards and into my garden. In the past I have bad a case of Dollar weed and this method works well to stop it. Lastly, it is easy to mix the MM in the bed itself as it has a hard wooden bottom. There is a small space between the cedar fence boards to let water out but not the MM.





I try to give back to nature and let a few plants go to flower for the Bees. While I was making this bed I saw 2 Bees on a Broccoli plant that I let go to flower. I do this in hopes that they will come back during the Summer. Last few years I see this type of Bee more in the Winter than in the Summer.





Enjoy the Pictures,
 Ryan
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Post  sanderson on 2/22/2016, 1:34 pm

Nice bed and skirting! Broccoli flowers are so sweet to snack on but I had to share with the bees!

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Post  CapeCoddess on 2/22/2016, 2:53 pm

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I like that skirted box very much! Did you have to cut the fencing or did it come that size?

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Post  NAR56 on 2/22/2016, 3:23 pm

CC, It is a 6 foot Cedar fence board that I cut in half. It makes mowing the lawn so much easier since I do not have to trim around every box. It keeps the weeds out very well and there is no weed barrier material to deal with or replace.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 2/22/2016, 4:24 pm

What a great idea, NAR56! Wish I had thought of it before we set everything up...
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 2/22/2016, 6:47 pm

@NAR56 wrote:CC, It is a 6 foot Cedar fence board that I cut in half. It makes mowing the lawn so much easier since I do not have to trim around every box. It keeps the weeds out very well and there is no weed barrier material to deal with or replace.

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Stroke. Of. Genius.  Thank you so much for the pic!  I hate to trim....so many obstacles.....

Oh yeah....love your bee friends!


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Post  mschaef on 2/22/2016, 7:58 pm

Very beautiful!
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Post  NAR56 on 2/24/2016, 8:28 am

Thanks for all the comments and can't wait until I get some plants in the new box.

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Post  jimmy cee on 2/24/2016, 4:43 pm

Every time I see something this lovely I want to get my hammers and saw out.
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Post  sanderson on 2/25/2016, 1:52 am

Jimmy, Step away from the hammer and saw . . . . You have enough beds! As if there is such a thing.

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Post  jimmy cee on 2/25/2016, 7:36 am

@sanderson wrote:Jimmy, Step away from the hammer and saw . . . .  You have enough beds!  As if there is such a thing.

OKAY, thanks...whew, My ideas are starting to interfere with my labors of gardening.
Mt problem is, I have all these good ideas and it's always time for a nap...
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Post  sanderson on 2/25/2016, 5:16 pm

You're welcome. Wink

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