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Post  Kelejan on 12/8/2011, 1:30 pm

Two Tier SFG
Kelejan Today at 10:19

Sometimes I get THOUGHTS!

What do you think of having a two-tier SFG bed? A combination of a TT and a ground-floor bed.

The ground-floor bed could be covered in film for early/late plants.

Would be good for those with little space.

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Post  boffer on 12/8/2011, 2:16 pm

Great minds think alike! Here is what I wrote in this post last year:


SFG is all about efficiency. If you build a TT to fit over an existing SFG bed, you've just doubled your growing space without taking up any more yard. Or put small SFG boxes or containers underneath. Or, use the space underneath for dry storage. I keep a wheelbarrow under one, and buckets of compost under another. For you tidy and pretty gardeners, you could use lattice to hide the stuff underneath.

I haven't done a full size box on the bottom, but I use pots and small boxes on the bottom when I want to squeeze in just a little bit more.


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Post  Kelejan on 12/8/2011, 3:24 pm

Thanks for the compliment of great minds, boffer. I guess there is really nothing new under the sun.

I should have searched the forums before shouting "Eureka". But it really was an original thought on my part, though. Laughing I don't get many of them.

I will search for that thread and see what comes up.

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Post  Lindacol on 12/8/2011, 4:59 pm

I was toying with the idea of doing this once I get my TTs up. I'm thinking along the lines for a smaller box on wheels so that it can be moved depending on if sun or shade is needed(& the plant/harvest) and trying to grow things like lettuce in them to extend the season into the hotter summer. Or dropping plastic down the sides for an instant green house. Plus like Boffer mentions use some of the area for storage.

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 12/8/2011, 5:08 pm

Provided you get enough sun down below, it would work very well. Might even keep lettuces and such from bolting in warmer climates.

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