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Old December 26, 2015   #31
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Robert, I have been following this thread since the beginning and I thoroughly enjoy it. Your raised gardens appear to be very well thought out and functional. Thanks for all time you have taken to post the pictures and write the explanations. I read all your posts because they are unique. Thanks for giving us another glimpse into your realm.
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Robert, I have been following this thread since the beginning and I thoroughly enjoy it. Your raised gardens appear to be very well thought out and functional. Thanks for all time you have taken to post the pictures and write the explanations. I read all your posts because they are unique. Thanks for giving us another glimpse into your realm.
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Old December 27, 2015   #33
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A nice garden to view!

Great job - can't wait to see it full of plants!
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Old December 27, 2015   #34
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Salt did you say they were over 5 feet wide mine are 5 feet wide and it kills me to get in the middle.
So much so that I am going to put a 2X8 cat walk down the middle.
You have done so much since your started here it looks wonderful.
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Worth, they are 5'-5" or 66". I do appreciate your experience. I fully understand that it is difficult reaching that far in. The 66" beds fit the area and material I had. My overall cost was nails and screws, paint/paintbrush, gas for the mower to shred the leaves and diesel for the tractor to move the dirt. Use what you have and do the best you can.

Reaching into a 66" wide bed will be difficult. I am thinking about planting asparagus or ornamental plants in the center areas. Maybe a row of companion plants. A catwalk would be interesting. A row of beautiful stones, petrified wood, fossils/ammonites. A bunch of 2' tall tomato plants might work? Maybe some bleeding hearts or sunflowers?

I built the raised beds to improve a growing area - to keep me busy. Learning what and how to grow in these raised beds are the next experience.
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Old December 28, 2015   #36
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Looks great Robert! Cant wait to see what you'll grow! Perhaps some sunflowers in the middle strip?
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Today, our son had time to move the rest of the soil needed to fill the last 3 raised beds. The two with a stone border are 3' x 14' and 3' x 21' They are both in dappled shade - but are close enough to say they are full shade beds. It should be interesting finding plants that grow in shade.
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Robert they look nice you can grow more lettuce and radishes there than you can shake a stick at.
You dont even need to worry about the soil that much.
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That is good news Worth. I've got 3 kinds of lettuce seeds I had no idea what to do with:

Little Gem
Slo Bolt
Black Seeded Simpson

Scarlet Globe and Sparkler White Top radishes.
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As long as they get some sun they will be okay and will be good for winter crops when the leaves are gone.
Which way to they point?

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Lengthwise they go from northwest to southeast.
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So they point to the sun a little.

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