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Post  jimmy cee on 3/17/2016, 9:21 am

Just finished up this rough draft, didn't want to spend to much time on it, if it works that's a project for another day.
Hoping to bring plants out, maybe flowers soon also. If it works I'l be able to save money growing wife's flowers, if she'll allow that.. When warms up, I will just set up cattle panel for cukes and zucchini.






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Post  AtlantaMarie on 3/17/2016, 3:22 pm

NICE!

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Post  landarch on 3/17/2016, 3:42 pm

Nice Jimmy...I thought about making small boxes like this to cover individual squares...plastic or fabric for frost and insect protection...wire mesh for critter protection.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 3/17/2016, 9:02 pm

Most excellent, Jimmy

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Post  sanderson on 3/18/2016, 3:48 am

What is that special plastic? Is it suppose to last longer?

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Post  jimmy cee on 3/18/2016, 6:34 am

@sanderson wrote:   What is that special plastic?  Is it suppose to last longer?
Yes, reinforced with string, as they call it.
I went out on a limb and paid $100 for  100 foot roll. Wasn't able to get it by the piece, although I should have checked Joa-nn's.
Had it delivered from Home Depot's shipping dep't, best price I could find online.
The width is ? maybe 8 or 10 feet.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 3/18/2016, 11:14 am

I need a Jimmy at my house....
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Post  sanderson on 3/18/2016, 12:48 pm

?? 12 ft. x 100 ft. 6-mil String Reinforced Polyethylene Construction Film

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Post  Kelejan on 3/18/2016, 1:08 pm

@landarch wrote:Nice Jimmy...I thought about making small boxes like this to cover individual squares...plastic or fabric for frost and insect protection...wire mesh for critter protection.

Me as well, landarch.  What I like about small boxes is that that they would be easy to move around. I find it beyond me now to move heavy stuff around so I also try to do things in small pieces/quantities as well as time.

Edited to add: make them a standard size and they will be easier to store.

Also it is easy to make use of small pieces of wood, off cuts and such.

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Post  landarch on 3/18/2016, 1:52 pm

Keljean, I agree.  I have problems with squirrels digging in my SFG...they disturb roots of plants I set out, as well as dig in squares I seed (lettuce, carrots, beets).

Right now I use a square wire mesh cage (open top), roughly 11" x 11" that slips into grid openings...but I don't have enough made.

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Post  jimmy cee on 3/18/2016, 9:20 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:I need a Jimmy at my house....
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Jimmy's good at some things bad at others, haven't found the bad yet...
I'm thinking I may finally be finished constructing things, takes to much time away from enjoying my garden, however  that may change when everything is growing and I am sitting with coffee or a beer and thinking.

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@sanderson wrote:??   12 ft. x 100 ft. 6-mil String Reinforced Polyethylene Construction Film
Sounds about right, let me know if I should look it up..

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 3/19/2016, 7:29 am

Well, Jimmy, if you get really bored, you could do the traveling garden bed set up routine! I'd love to have you come down here...

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Post  jimmy cee on 3/19/2016, 6:07 pm

@AtlantaMarie wrote:Well, Jimmy, if you get really bored, you could do the traveling garden bed set up routine!  I'd love to have you come down here...
Is there any bluegrass, or mountain music playing in your area ? That alone would draw me in, the rest..???

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 3/19/2016, 6:59 pm

You betcha! There's a great bluegrass store about 40 miles from the house! And I've got lots on my mp3 player, so we can blast away...!

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Post  sanderson on 3/19/2016, 7:04 pm

I love bluegrass!

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 3/19/2016, 7:06 pm

Well, come on over, Sanderson! We'll just move the entire party to my house!! Everyone's welcome!!!

The neighbors are used to us having a full driveway & yard full of cars, so they probly won't even notice that 3000 of my closest gardening friends are here...

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Post  CapeCoddess on 3/19/2016, 7:35 pm

A little bluegrass, a little zydeco... I'm there!

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Post  jimmy cee on 3/19/2016, 7:52 pm

@AtlantaMarie wrote:You betcha!  There's a great bluegrass store about 40 miles from the house!  And I've got lots on my mp3 player, so we can blast away...!
Sorry mamma dont low any MP3 players round here..
Only music I'll be close to and listen to any more is live, no amps, or mike's...all perfect acoustic.

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Post  sanderson on 3/20/2016, 2:53 pm

@AtlantaMarie wrote:Well, come on over, Sanderson!  We'll just move the entire party to my house!!  Everyone's welcome!!!

The neighbors are used to us having a full driveway & yard full of cars, so they probly won't even notice that 3000 of my closest gardening friends are here...
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 3/20/2016, 4:10 pm

Oh, fine, Jimmy! I bet I have some friends & acquaintances who do bluegrass... I'll just have to make some calls...

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@AtlantaMarie wrote:Oh, fine, Jimmy!  I bet I have some friends & acquaintances who do bluegrass...  I'll just have to make some calls...
Did you get that Momma dont alow no MVP players round here ?

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 3/21/2016, 8:28 am

Yes... So they'll just have to come over & we'll do a concert with no amps or mikes! Problem solved. :-)

So, when do my closest 3000 gardening friends want to meet at my house?

:-) (Dang, I wish my emoticons worked!)

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Post  CapeCoddess on 3/21/2016, 10:58 am

@AtlantaMarie wrote:
:-)  (Dang, I wish my emoticons worked!)

Try a different browser. I can't use them with Firefox on my Android tablet but can with Chrome. Same with posting photos.

Next time I drive to FL I'm stopping by, Marie!

could be years though.
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Post  sanderson on 3/21/2016, 6:16 pm

I would love to do an I-95 / I-85 road trip.

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