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#1 B10Dave OFFLINE  

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Posted April 25, 2017 - 06:17 PM

We decided to move our veggie plot from a low damp spot in the yard to some new raised beds beside our hobby greenhouse. I still have to put some ceramic tiles under the corner legs so they and the side boards will never sit in water. Then I need to staple weed barrier cloth inside the boxes and fill with dirt. The compost boxes will be moved to where the large tires are now and then our whole gardening setup will be nice and compact.

 

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Posted April 25, 2017 - 06:39 PM

That should help!


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Posted April 25, 2017 - 08:28 PM

I'm going to try using a very thick layer (1") of newspapers under one bed just for comparison's sake. If I have to move the bed in the future it should be easily cultivated down and turned into soil again. I'm hoping anyway.


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Posted April 25, 2017 - 11:17 PM

Neat idea and I hope it works well for you. Can't figure out figure out how your going to run a garden tractor in there.  :(


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Posted April 26, 2017 - 05:36 PM

Chris; the "tractor" will be my wife with hand gardening tools!!!!  :bigrofl:


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Posted April 29, 2017 - 06:42 PM

Picked up 2 trailer loads of nice black earth from my former employer for free. Nice retirement benefit; all mulch etc. will also be free as long as they remain in business and don't sell out to retire. Filled all three beds and my wife planted taters and peas right away. Last night feral cats were walking around in the beds. I don't see any evidence that they were used as a litter box but I will cover them with chicken wire for the time being to make sure.

 

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P.S. almost forgot...we had our first asparagus for this year; yesterday; from our plot. Mmmmmmmm.


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Posted May 04, 2017 - 02:29 AM

great idea you got there, pal


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Posted May 04, 2017 - 11:33 PM

Waiting for the rain to quit and weather to warm up. Got maters, leeks, peppers and cabbages waiting in the greenhouse. Supposed to rain here for next 4 days.



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Posted May 05, 2017 - 05:30 AM

Sweet greenhouse. My wife would like one for starting veggie plants.
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Posted May 05, 2017 - 08:53 AM

That's a really nice set-up. I like the compactness, and efficiency. It's got me thinking. Nice job :thumbs:


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Posted May 05, 2017 - 09:32 AM

Was the greenhouse a kit or home build? I like that plastic glazing looks like it would do a good job.


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Posted May 05, 2017 - 03:44 PM

Irhredjb; greenhouse was originally a glass house. It is an Eden from England. We bought it used 25 years ago and dismantled and moved it to our then farm property. I didn't break many glass panes then. When we moved to our present property after selling the farm 15 years ago I dismantled and moved it again. That time however I broke enough glass that I decided to use plastic panels from Home Depot to recover it. They worked for a few years but became brittle and the wind damaged a lot of them. Last fall I bought enough "twin wall" plastic panels to install all new and in the same manner as the original glass. Very happy with the result.

 

Shorty; Harbor Freight sells a nice 8X8 ft. greenhouse similar to mine for a very reasonable price. On sale now at $219 I believe. The hobby greenhouses are sure nice for starting and potting plants and flowers when it is still too early to set them out.

 

Today it is raining and cold here in southern Ontario so my wife was repotting some flowers and veggies to encourage root growth so they can be set out when it warms up here.

 

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Posted May 06, 2017 - 02:02 PM

Hey B10Dave, nice setup you have there. I hear you about the rain, I'm 20 mins down the road in Mossley. I have my plants on the grow lights ready to get outside next week to start hardening off if it warms up.
Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, lettuce, various herbs, onions, shallots, melons and summer squash. Also have some early corn planted (24) but not up yet

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Posted May 06, 2017 - 07:57 PM

Thanks for the comments. Your plants are looking good under the lights. 






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