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 09-07-2005, 21:03 Post: 116054
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does anyone know where I can get some good ideas on building raised vegetable gardens.






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 09-08-2005, 06:35 Post: 116057
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Do a google search for raised vegetable garden. You will get more hits than you can handle. Here is one.






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 09-11-2005, 20:37 Post: 116245
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I don"t know if you have a disc hiller or not but if you wan"t to take all the work out of hilling. get one atwww.Agri=Supply.com ph # 1-800-345-0169 This is the most fantastic tool I have ever seen Very reasonable too!






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 09-11-2005, 21:21 Post: 116252
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At one time there was a series on television called the square foot gardener. I am not sure where you can get the tapes, but there are tapes available on the site below.

I built raised beds in KY as there was no good soil near the house. I used cross ties and made beds that were 16' by 4'. I would recommend beds a little narrower than these are it was hard to reach the center with the 8" cross tie boarder.






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 09-12-2005, 07:12 Post: 116261
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While invovled with a non-profit farm that worked during the day with physically and metally challanged people they had an extensive raised garden area that had areas for both wheel chair as well as just lower gardens. They had paths between so wheel chairs could go between and were paved. The bulk of them were just out of 2x12's and built in a variety of sizes depending on the people. They had some with flowers as well as vegtables.






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 09-13-2005, 14:10 Post: 116327
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I'm sure some of the links mention this, but it's worth mentioning here as well. Be very careful about which wood you use if you make raised boxes. Arsenic treated wood will leach into the soil and vegetables, and will poison you slowly. The new copper treated wood is better but still not great. Old railroad ties have creosote which can also poison you slowly. Synthetic deck planks (plasticised), natural cedar, etc may be a better choice.






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 09-13-2005, 16:09 Post: 116333
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When I was researching raised beds earlier this year I happened across this info on treated lumber. This may help you decide what is safe to use.






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 03-04-2006, 20:49 Post: 125562
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I am getting ready to build my raised beds they are going to be 6'x6' rough cut. They will be 12 inches high. My question is , Is there any special way to fill them. I will proberly will have 6 of them . I can get sand and cow and hourse manure cheap, but good loam is kinda expensive. Thank you for any help.






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I pile all my leaves,grass clippings, garden waste in a pile with the fel. This is all I use in My raised beds. I do not turn it or mess with it in anyway. I have plenty of time. Wal-mart usually has bags of soil for around $1 this is great stuff. I cover my beds when not in use with a cover that does not let in sunlight and it kills the weed seeds. The manure is great stuff but will have weed seeds. Keep water close at hand raised beds drain faster than ground level. I use cypruss mulch after planting weeding is a waste of time better to stop them.






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 03-08-2006, 13:22 Post: 125794
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I constructed 3 raised beds by dry stacking cement blocks 5 rows high. I had the local landscape supply company dump alot of their basic, untreated soil mix and used the FEL to put into the beds. Added some bagged organic supplements when filled and will add more this spring. This is not a cheap way to go, but I don't have to worry about wood chemicals, rotting wood, etc. If for any reason I need to tear them down, it won't be hard.






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