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Post  buttaflie143 on 4/21/2011, 8:03 pm

Today the weather was nice and cool so I decided to put the mix in my boxes. I even started laying my grid, but then I realized I was doing it all wrong. Too late...I nailed it in place...oh well my DH will have to improvise. Very Happy Anyways, take a look...

First we turned over the existing soil to dig up the few weeds that have sprouted.



Next, we laid down and watered cardboard boxes to suffocate out the weeds.



We followed that with several layers of newspaper...which we also soaked with water.



After that we placed my boxes on top and filled them with the blend...
I watered after placing in each bag of the mix, but its still going to need more.



So excited that it is all coming together, I began putting on the grid a bit prematurely...oops



Until tomorrow....
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Post  myhouseofBOYS on 4/21/2011, 8:05 pm

lookin' good. Did you secure the original box to the top boxes?

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Post  buttaflie143 on 4/21/2011, 8:10 pm

No, not yet. My DH is sick today, came home early from work, in fact, and has been in bed every since. I made him my cure all homemade chicken noodle soup which is why I got such a late start today. He is going to secure it with blocks around each side. But after putting in the mix, its not budging. I tried...
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Post  MasonGarden on 4/21/2011, 8:41 pm

It looks like you have a great little helper! How cute!
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Post  buttaflie143 on 4/21/2011, 8:45 pm

@MasonGarden wrote:It looks like you have a great little helper! How cute!

Cute...yes. Helper...hmmm? lol!
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Post  myhouseofBOYS on 4/21/2011, 8:53 pm

@buttaflie143 wrote:
@MasonGarden wrote:It looks like you have a great little helper! How cute!

Cute...yes. Helper...hmmm? lol!

LOL I dunno I think he might be more of a helper than my 1 yo who decided to book it and start grabbing handfuls of mix from the pea pot nearly uprooting the just peeking out seedlings when I literally turned my back. HE looks like he is trying, or at least he was helping for those 2 minutes before declaring himself "bored" like my kiddos tend to do when the outcome is not very immediate.

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Post  MasonGarden on 4/21/2011, 9:09 pm

If the rain could give us a break tomorrow, I am expecting a delivery of compost to complete my mix and set up six 4x4 boxes in the afternoon. My "helper" is 16 and off school for spring break, so I am definitely hoping for a bit more help than "cuteness" from him for sure! Wish me luck!
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Post  buttaflie143 on 4/21/2011, 9:11 pm

Wouldn't you know it, almost immediately after I snapped the pic he says, "mommy, I'm going to go ride my bike for a while, ok?" And off he went without a care in the world...I love my kids so much sometimes I think my heart will burst.
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Post  camprn on 4/21/2011, 9:12 pm

Good Luck!!! Very Happy
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Post  MasonGarden on 4/21/2011, 9:18 pm

Buttaflie, yes they have a way of doing that to you! love the idea
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Post  buttaflie143 on 4/21/2011, 9:23 pm

My children...

Camden 6
Brooklynn and Jason 2





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Post  jazzymaddy on 4/21/2011, 9:27 pm

Looks like an amazing start! Can't wait to see more!

@myhouseofBOYS Ah, one-year-olds! Mine just discovered the stairs...
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Post  dizzygardener on 4/21/2011, 10:06 pm

Looking great! Keep up the good work!

Your kids are absolutely adorable! Such cutie pies! Thanks for posting so many great pictures!
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Post  buttaflie143 on 4/24/2011, 8:22 pm

I managed to get the rest of the grid together and I put the rebar supports in the ground. My DH is going to help me weave the netting onto the trellis and put my composter together. Prayerfully tomorrow everything will come together and I can start putting my transplants and seeds in the ground!!!!!



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Post  jazzymaddy on 4/24/2011, 9:16 pm

Wow, you made it look so easy! Looks amazing.
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Post  buttaflie143 on 4/24/2011, 9:32 pm

Thanks Jazzy!!! I didn't want to wait for my DH to help me with the trellis, so he gave the twins a bath and put them to bed. I got the trellis done all by myself and it looks amazing. We are about to put my composter together now. I will have pics to share tomorrow!!!!
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Post  Furbalsmom on 4/25/2011, 10:03 am

The garden is looking so good. Glad you were able to handle the trellis yourself. cheers Feels Good, doesn't it?
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Post  missmarie on 4/25/2011, 10:48 am

Very nice! Just think- in a matter of weeks, your beautiful boxes will be overflowing with lovely green things!
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Post  jumiclads on 4/25/2011, 10:50 am

Buttaflie, You certainly have done a great job and should reap the benefits of all you families hard work in no time at all.

I find kids always are keen to help when water is around but as soon as it's turned off, off they go.

You said above that you had planted the rebar ready in the ground. Maybe it would be a good idea to have a look at this thread I put on here a while ago Rebar Rods

Oh and by the way give your DH a drink from me for all his hard work.
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Post  buttaflie143 on 4/25/2011, 10:56 am

Thanks. I had read your post a while ago. My husband is going to mark them. Smile
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Post  dizzygardener on 4/25/2011, 11:15 am

I tell ya... If I could give out gold stars I would. Buttaflie, you are doing a GREAT job with posting all the pictures (and of course with your SFG)!

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Post  buttaflie143 on 4/25/2011, 11:48 am

Thanks Dizzy,
I am a very visual person and the pics posted to the forum help me a bunch in conjunction with study . (As the old adage goes - a picture is worth a thousand words.) Very Happy
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Post  Old Hippie on 4/25/2011, 1:39 pm

Wonderful job Buttaflie! That is amazing. Wait until your garden starts growing and you get to eat your first carrots or radishes. There is nothing quite like it.

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Post  hitchhiker90 on 4/25/2011, 2:04 pm

wow! nice garden!
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