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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #31
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This one is part-time incubator, and has my first batch of tomatoes. Lights on full-time for the first couple of weeks.

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My first babies, ~16 days after seeding. Off to the races.

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Great setups!

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Greetings, we had freezing rain and sleet the past 24hrs, but finally managed to get started. Took friday off and went to buy some lumber -loaded up the suburban with as much as I could carry. Then started assembly on Saturday, and finished the below in the rain yesterday.
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I admit it was more work than I anticipated, at least for starters and the "boundary conditions" --the edges. Ground was very uneven, especially up close to the fence, I had to level and remove tufts of grass, just to get it close -or at least close enough- wan't building a piano.

Construction is 2x10 douglas fir, long stretches assembled with Simpson framing plates, screwed with Deckmates. At the corners, hefty 5/16" GRK "Uber"screws. To maintain straight and long lines, I attached both sides inside with transversal 2x4. Had to shim a couple places. Again this is not finish carpentry, once filled up with compost, it will be all good.

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Size is 24ft x 56ft, ~19" inside (nice prime number). I wanted to keep it narrow enough so my petite DW could easily reach over to pick from the fence, without stepping in the bed. This will be used for climbers -peas, beans, cukes... Closer to the inside, i'll plant greens (lettuce, baby cabbage...) and herbs.

Next will be a call to my landscaper to fill it with compost, then immediately followed by the first plantings. I am running behind this year with my seedlings. Had poor germination all around, may not have been careful with a variety of things. Also used coco choir for the first time(instead of peat), not sure I used it right, was rushing and didn't have enough time to do proper research. If anyone has experience with this material and any thoughts please tell me -I know I haven't provided much info. As always I used heat mats, so temp is not an issue.

Lastly, glad to be outside again and playing in the garden. New hobby this year, I fire up the Weber SM bullet early in the day, leave it alone and enjoy the prize at day's end.
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Nice meat! Won't be long before you can drizzle mater juice all over it! Very nice looking garden!!!
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Great work!

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Thanks Nan and Spartanburg for your nice words.

I'll be building additional boxes as I can manage over the next couple weeks, it's still fairly cold around here. But that didn't stop the big box stores from starting to carry veggie plants. I was shocked to see this past weekend, including peppers and tomatoes. It saddened me to see them outside, and we still get freezing temps at night.

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Nice work, Taboule! Including the outdoor cooking.
When spring really arrives, you'll be ready!
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