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Post  Squat_Johnson on 5/29/2010, 3:41 pm



This is my 2nd year doing SF gardening. I am having a lot of fun with it.

When I first started, I bought lumber from a local mill. I got 2x2 white oak for the trellis frames and 2x6 for the boxes. It was a lot cheaper than the metal frames in the book. I cut some stakes from cedar and used those to keep the boards from moving around.

The trellis frames are zip tied to t-posts. By putting one every other 4' section, you can reach around to plant, pick and pull weeds.

This year I added 75' soaker hoses. They are buried about 4" down and go the length of my 4' x 24' boxes. It starts at 1' and then comes up at 2' and back down at the three foot mark (if that makes sense). I can turn on the water and do all three boxes at once.

Lots of tomatoes (Hillbilly, cherry and Jet Star), several kinds of lettuce, broccoli, corn, potatoes, and several herbs.
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Post  Paintedlady on 5/29/2010, 3:52 pm

Looks beautiful! I like the idea of the soaker hoses. That must free up a ton of your time.
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Post  Theresa on 5/30/2010, 8:01 am

Your SFGs look great! I can't think of a better sitting area than right at the garden! GREAT job!

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Post  Dietryin on 5/30/2010, 2:50 pm

Nice garden photos

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Post  Ha-v-v on 5/30/2010, 3:50 pm

I like the soaker hose idea !!! Thats excellent. I love the chairs at the end of the garden and the view you have, just beautiful !! The garden is the best place for me to sit and think. I like that you have more than one chair, it means you get visitors Smile I need more chairs.
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Post  Chopper on 5/30/2010, 7:09 pm

Gorgeous. And what a wonderful view.

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Post  Squat_Johnson on 5/30/2010, 9:34 pm



Thanks all for the compliments. All I did to deserve this view was draw a breath... this piece of land has been in my family since a Revolutionary War officer got a land grant in 1786.

Thanks to Mel for showing me how to garden and enjoy it. Before that it was just a lot of work and sweat.

Here is actually a better picture of my first two beds and the trellis frames.
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Post  Kabaju42 on 5/30/2010, 9:43 pm

Wow, that is amazing!
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Post  The Cat's Other Mother on 6/2/2010, 1:04 pm

That is just gorgeous.

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