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maguro
« on: October 25, 2008 06:45:13 PM »

My boyfriend and I got some old recycled redwood for free from some friends who were replacing their deck. we built these 5 foot square planter boxes and just today finished planting our fall/winter vegetable garden. I'm so thrilled with how they came out, and though it's not a craft of the traditional variety I wanted to share.



Onions, beets, lettuce, and rhubarb:


Snap peas, cauliflower (purple and white), and broccoli:
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2008 06:55:08 PM »

The boxes look great and the garden looks yummy.


Probably could have put this thread in home sweet home, in the yard and garden section.
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2008 07:03:52 PM »

Those look fantastic.  If I owned a place I would totally want to do that.
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2008 07:06:07 PM »

Those are great.  Are they planted into the ground at all or are they just resting on the soil?
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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2008 07:16:31 PM »

hey these are awsome!  you should look into the biointensive planting method (the best book is "how to plant more vegetables in less space than you ever though possible" or something like that. by jon jeavons. its a method for planting things really closely togther, and you can apparantly feed a family of four in a growing season with 100 square feet of raised beds.

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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2008 07:52:56 PM »

Those are great.  Are they planted into the ground at all or are they just resting on the soil?

we used 4x4's at each corner that are planted about 18 inches deep. that made it pretty easy to nail the 2x4's around the sides to those and level them out.  we also lined the bottom with tarp and wire to keep the gophers and other pests out.

thanks, pinokeeo, i'll remember that about the gardening thread.
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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2008 08:11:28 PM »

Wow - they look great.  Very tidy job!
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2008 08:21:24 PM »

Oh, these look great! I made 3 similar boxes in the spring, but didn't add the lovely trim pieces on the top... probably makes kneeling over them far more comfy huh? ::sneaking off to steal idea:: (HA- hardly, my Michigan garden is GONE till May lol)
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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2008 08:31:32 PM »

Beautiful, clean looking garden boxes!! I envy you that California growing season-I'm cleaning out my final frost tomatoes here Undecided
Second on Pinokeeo's suggestion.
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« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2008 09:07:33 PM »

thanks everyone for the compliments!  Cheesy
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