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Fist try at square foot gardening after 40 years

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Project by quicksilver posted 04-24-2013 06:29 PM 1973 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Should have tried this gardening method 30 years ago.
I build the raised bed gardens for my parents when I was 30 years old.
Seems I built them for me.
Thanks for viewing

-- Quicksilver



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hardiness zone 7

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Jimthecarver

111 posts in 1238 days
hardiness zone 8b

posted 04-24-2013 07:00 PM

Very nice beds. After all that time and still going strong. Good luck this season.

-- JTC

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jroot

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 04-25-2013 05:34 AM

Great looking gardens. Did you mortar the blocks or are they just set into place? Does frost alter the shape at all?

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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quicksilver

29 posts in 602 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 04-26-2013 03:24 PM

I mortared the blocks 30 years ago and as of right now I’ll taking three top bricks out. Western sun eventually takes everything apart.

-- Quicksilver

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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 04-29-2013 05:34 AM

the beds look lovely.
“Should have” ... I think that is the greatest thing about sites like GardenTenders.com >>> people share their stories so that the youngsters can start out a whole lot wiser than us!

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

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quicksilver

29 posts in 602 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 04-29-2013 11:18 AM

When I hit the 60’s, I found I have a lot of “should have’s”.
You are right about the kids, but you have to start them early.
Thanks

-- Quicksilver

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Radicalfarmergal

4307 posts in 1976 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 04-29-2013 12:14 PM

I see lots of potential in those raised beds. Good thing you did such a nice job making them. They lasted long enough to come back around to you. Good luck with your garden in them this year.

-- "...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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TheUnkownChemist

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hardiness zone 5

posted 06-07-2013 03:24 PM

Have you tried 1 sq ft non-shag carpet tiles with 1, 4, 9, & 16 holes to eliminate weeding? the tiles whwn wet are heavy enough to resist wind. My biggest problem in Kansas. Try searching French Intensive gardening for tips. THX

-- Some of life's little lessons are lethal, learn from others.

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PrettyPanda101

13 posts in 288 days
hardiness zone 4

posted 03-08-2014 07:24 AM

My family has something EXACTLY like that in our yard! Except ours is covered with RED brick slabs around the perimeter. Also, good idea! (putting square foot gardening in it!)

-- PrettyPanda101

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quicksilver

29 posts in 602 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 03-08-2014 09:41 AM

Great minds think alike.
First year for the Square foot gardening.
I will have to rotate crops this year as the garden has been attacked by most every bug there is.
Have fun and eat well.

-- Quicksilver

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