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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
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111 posts in 1887 dayshardiness zone 8b
posted 04-24-2013 07:00 PM
Very nice beds. After all that time and still going strong. Good luck this season.
5121 posts in 2993 dayshardiness 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
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.
14694 posts in 3363 dayshardiness 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)
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
4312 posts in 2625 dayshardiness 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
2 posts in 1206 dayshardiness 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.
13 posts in 936 dayshardiness 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!)
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.
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