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Post  MrBooker on 2/23/2017, 8:23 am

We picked up some free pallets at our Rural King store last week and I put together a compost bin. No measuring, cutting or nailing. (Although I did cut one end off)
I secured it with 24 ins wire ties. The planter box on top is the end of the pallet I cut off.



Last spring, Wal-Mart had these 4x4x6 cedar beds for $40.00. In the fall, they were on sale for $9.00. Below is a pic of the beds stacked two high. No tools needed. Their all tongue and groove.






Next is a pic of whats left of my back yard after I was stricken with the dreaded SFG virus...  I love you
The apartments in the background is for senior citizens. They like to come over and visit me in the garden and of course, they go home with fresh veggies I give them..  Wink  PS: The wood is whats left of the apple tree I cut down.

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Post  Ginger Blue on 2/23/2017, 8:34 am

way to go Beautiful!!!

What blessed neighbors you have (especially if they're on fixed incomes)!
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Post  MrBooker on 2/23/2017, 8:44 am

@Ginger Blue wrote:way to go Beautiful!!!

What blessed neighbors you have (especially if they're on fixed incomes)!
There's twin sisters in the end apartment closest to me who are really up there in age but still spunky and full of life.
 They know I won't take money for the veggies so they always buy me a little something when they can get out to the store.
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Post  CitizenKate on 2/23/2017, 9:31 am

@MrBooker wrote:
Next is a pic of whats left of my back yard after I was stricken with the dreaded SFG virus...  I love you
The apartments in the background is for senior citizens. They like to come over and visit me in the garden and of course, they go home with fresh veggies I give them..  Wink
Haha! "...dreaded SFG virus..."

What a nice arrangement you have there... the neighbors make it special. One of the things I love most about gardening is having some to share with neighbors who don't have their own access to the "good stuff" we grow ourselves.
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Post  trolleydriver on 2/23/2017, 9:35 am

Excellent MrBooker ... thanks for sharing.  Very Happy

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Post  Ginger Blue on 2/23/2017, 9:36 am

@CitizenKate wrote:What a nice arrangement you have there... the neighbors make it special.  One of the things I love most about gardening is having some to share with neighbors who don't have their own access to the "good stuff" we grow ourselves.

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Post  ralitaco on 2/23/2017, 11:50 pm

Very Nice MrB.
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Post  sanderson on 2/24/2017, 3:46 am

@Ginger Blue wrote:way to go Beautiful!!!

What blessed neighbors you have (especially if they're on fixed incomes)!
Wonderful!

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Post  newbeone on 2/24/2017, 8:29 am

You are blessed! beautiful big garden and wonderful neighbors. A winning combination.
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