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Project by Don Riney posted 04-09-2013 at 09:59 AM 1765 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally went and built a raised bed for my Vegetable garden. My yard is obscenely un-level so I have only been able to do containers for veggies.

It is 6 foot by 6 foot made out of fence slats. Fortunately I had a large amount of compost on hand from last years lawn trimmings to help fill it. Then I had to add a slat barrier around it to keep the 2 standard poodles from playing in it.

Looking forward to garden fresh tomatoes and squash.

-- Don Riney, Arlington Texas



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Don Riney

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hardiness zone 8a

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justjoel

1062 posts in 1988 days
hardiness zone 7a

posted 04-09-2013 at 09:32 PM

I have to fence most of my veggie gardens in too – two pit mixes know how to do some damage if left to themselves, even if not quite as big as your poodles.

What are you going to grow this year?

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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Don Riney

7 posts in 909 days
hardiness zone 8a

posted 04-10-2013 at 06:59 AM

Cucumbers, Okra Green beans, Crook neck squash, zucchini, radishes and carrots. of course I have Peppers in a bed in the front yard.

-- Don Riney, Arlington Texas

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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 04-11-2013 at 10:10 AM

it looks great!

I’ve had to fence as well—- rabbits, chickens, cats, dogs. None of them ours.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Radicalfarmergal

4296 posts in 1870 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 04-15-2013 at 06:17 AM

Good luck with your garden. It looks like you are off to a great start.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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