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Post  shannon1 on 4/8/2011, 3:10 am

My DB is going to build two table top SDG's as a gift for my B-Day 2'x5' each any advice beyond what is in AN SFG book for us?
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Post  walshevak on 4/8/2011, 4:48 am

Do a search on tabletops and find Boffer's posts. He is the resident TT guru IMHO. I am construction challenged and use kits on cinderblocks. http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t5250-i-m-making-progress-and-gardens#43850

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Post  shannon1 on 4/8/2011, 5:21 am

Thanks Kay I will.
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Post  chexmix on 4/8/2011, 1:46 pm

Here is my old post that shows how I buildt my table tops. Click here for the thread

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Post  boffer on 4/8/2011, 1:53 pm

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If you have any more questions please ask.

So when are we going to see your boxes full of green and the new improvements that I'm sure you've thought of since you posted those pics? Very Happy
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Post  chexmix on 4/8/2011, 2:00 pm

@boffer wrote:
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If you have any more questions please ask.

So when are we going to see your boxes full of green and the new improvements that I'm sure you've thought of since you posted those pics? Very Happy

I will get them posted today. Here is one just as a sample of whats to come.



My strawberries.
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Post  shannon1 on 4/9/2011, 12:26 am

Chex mix all I can say is WOW!!!!!!! I will certainly show that link to my bro. So How heavy are those 2' wide boxes? How easly do you think it would be to move them?
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Post  chexmix on 4/9/2011, 1:36 pm

@shannon1 wrote:Chex mix all I can say is WOW!!!!!!! I will certainly show that link to my bro. So How heavy are those 2' wide boxes? How easly do you think it would be to move them?

If you move them while they are empty its not to bad. Those boxes are 2 ft x 8 ft long. Now if you try to move them after they have mels mix in them thats a different story. If you know you will need to move them later you could always put wheels on them. It would make the cost a little more but worth it not to break your back if you have to move them.

Not sure if you checked out the link in my signature. If not you might wanna look at it. It has lots of pictures in it as well.
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Post  boffer on 4/9/2011, 1:43 pm

Very nice. What type of irrigation are you using? Pros and cons?
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Post  myhouseofBOYS on 4/9/2011, 2:34 pm

Is this your first year doing melons or no?
i am confused because sfg way seems to say 1 per square foot but it looks like you have several clumped together in less than 1 sf... and I know I have seed packets that talk about having 2-5 plants per hill x feet apart.

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Post  chexmix on 4/9/2011, 3:29 pm

Boffer Click this for your answer.-

This is my second year doing melons. There are two melons per square for the most part. My grand son might have put 3 or 4 in a couple of squares. The watermelons will have most of the trellis. A small portion will be used by the pumpkins. Also if need be the can run on the ground as well. I planted them in the back corner box just in case.
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Post  shannon1 on 4/10/2011, 1:16 am

Thanks I am goingto have 2-2x5 boxes they will be in sand so wheels wont help. I guess I will have to wait to put them in. Sad
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