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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    have been going through it in my head trying to figure out the benefits of a raised garden bed, and curious if someone knows if it is helpful and why. i like gardening when i have the time, i just need to learn to manage my space a little better, i tend to cramp things in to close together, I've...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    what are the advantages? can you make them out of cinderblock?
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    For our fall garden we are going with raised beds. We would appreciate any do's and don'ts that those of you who are doing this have experienced. One idea we saw was where a person had used corrugated metal for the sides. We have extra metal around our place and could do this as well, any...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I actually did a proof of concept last year and was happy with the results. It was with just 3 SWCs, and they did well. This year I'm jumping in with both feet. I have 20+ containers now and expect more soon. The only reason I'm posting this thread is that it appears that there is interest in...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I just completed my small raised bed garden, using Cedar Logs, and trying a small HugleKultur approach as well. I'm glad it is not ready and planted just yet, considering the "monsoon rains" presently going through here in the Ozarks, up to 8" predicted. For those who live in these parts...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have been trying to research raised garden beds and trying to find the optimal depth for a raised bed. I have never had any experience with raised beds and want to ensure that I try to get it right as much as I can the first time. Can any of you experienced gardeners out there give me any...
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hi all well this is really part of the 2011 garden, but it was taken today. Towards the end of the last season I planted out a bunch of winter veg - I bought them as plugs which is not real frugal but it certainly was handy considering I don't have a lot of room here. I had kale, and winter...
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hi all, my wife wants to put in some raised beds for fresh vegs. I'm totally with her on this. We wanted 4x8 beds using landscaping timbers, but we have several 4x4 plywood boards in the garage. She asked if we could use them to make 1 ft tall 4x4 beds. Will 1/2" thick painted plywood will...
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    In the next week or two work permitting I am going to buil a raised bed Garden for my sister in law. Right now they are financially struggling and getting a bit self conscious about us helping them out. Plus it's a sneaky way of intruducing them to prepping. I plan on using a mix of peat...
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Ok, my wife and I moved into a new house this past fall and my gardening space is little more limited now. I'm thinking of doing a few raised beds and container gardening. Been growing in containers for year so i'm ok there but i've never done a raised bed. What are good materials to use as...
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have a garden every year, but it is at a second property and a pain to take care of. This year I am going to try raised bed and container gardening. I had a small piece of our yard that still needed to be landscaped so I thought I would turn it into a small garden area. It still has some...
  12. Urban Survival
    This is the first video of a series that I am working on. Its going to use these 6 inch tall storage bins to plant a small patio garden.
  13. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Greetings, Last year was my first year planting a garden and I went with the row gardening which I had always seen. After planting I had read about another way of planting which was called "square foot gardening" which was basically planting in sections vs rows. The article I read posted a lot...
  14. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have wanted to start a raised bed garden for some time and with the current political/social standing of our country I feel that there is no better time. I found a great site for new and old gardeners alike. http://www.foodforeveryone.org I have been gardening in my current location for...
  15. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    What proportions of soil/compost should go into a raised bed garden and does the quality of the soil matter much? prob dumb questions but I couldnt find anything with a quick search.
  16. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Not sure how to start so just some basic questions. 1) How deep should I make the soil? The raised bed will be on my yard. The soil in the yard appears to be made of gooey black gunky dirt liberally sprinkled with gravel-sized chunks of concrete to at least a depth of 6 inches. It doesn't...
  17. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have seen a few threads on rasied bed gardening and I am concerned with some of the stuff I am reading. Alot of people on here are suggesting using railroad ties soaked with creosote, and treated landscape timbers, and treated lumber. This is a HUGE NO NO. Why would you want to put all...
  18. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    In another I started some seeds so they would sprout - so no use in letting good sprouts go to waste. Wal-mart had miracle gro organic potting soil on sale, so my wife and I picked up 10 bags. The plot I am going to plant has been neglected for a couple of months. The plants have died and...
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