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Fist try at square foot gardening after 40 years

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Project by quicksilver posted 364 days ago 1441 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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quicksilver

29 posts in 364 days
hardiness zone 7

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Jimthecarver

111 posts in 1001 days
hardiness zone 8b

posted 364 days ago

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

-- JTC

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jroot

4990 posts in 2107 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 364 days ago

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 364 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 362 days ago

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

14622 posts in 2477 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 360 days ago

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 364 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 359 days ago

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

4251 posts in 1739 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 359 days ago

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

2 posts in 320 days
hardiness zone 5

posted 320 days ago

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

12 posts in 50 days
hardiness zone 4

posted 47 days ago

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 364 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 46 days ago

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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