Tomatoville® Gardening Forums


Notices

New to growing your own tomatoes? This is the forum to learn the successful techniques used by seasoned tomato growers. Questions are welcome, too.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old February 23, 2017   #31
Jimbotomateo
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Santa Maria California
Posts: 1,007
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Worth1 View Post
I had a huge place coverd in grass.
I didnt have time to screw around so I bought the stuff rolled it out and weighted it down the best I could.
Then I cut X's where I wanted the plants and planted them.
Then I covered the whole area with about a foot of fluffed hay.
This all packed down and did a fare job of stopping grass and weeds.
Great Worth, that will save time and work! I know the paper your talking about because I used in on a job or two back in the day. I think one side was a light red color and it's heavy duty. Pulpy! I'll throw a little dirt on to hold it while I'm putting my mix together. Still debating on peat , vermiculite or perlite or compost.jimbo. And thanks again guys!
Jimbotomateo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 23, 2017   #32
Jimbotomateo
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Santa Maria California
Posts: 1,007
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigVanVader View Post
I know you said it rained but make sure to wet the cardboard/newspaper when you put it down. Here are some pics of when I first made the rows. there is cardboard under the rows as well. I had a fantastic garden that year so trust me tilling is not needed in most cases.
BVV, where do I get the snow at?
Jimbotomateo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 24, 2017   #33
Jimbotomateo
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Santa Maria California
Posts: 1,007
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Worth1 View Post
Jimbo I am here.
The brown paper is unbleached brown raw wood pulp paper like you would make a paper sack out of.
It is used for drop cloth or what ever in the paint section.
It is 3 feet wide and comes in big rolls.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Easy-Mask...2108/204363635

I dont know if it is the exact stuff I have or not.
It's official. I'm pathetic.. Picked up the paper and bundle of stakes today and only got the bottom row of boards on one raised bed done. I said to my wife, do you remember the dude that built the fence on our first house and completely finished it in one day by himself. She said yeah. I said I ain't that guy anymore!. Jimbo.
Jimbotomateo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25, 2017   #34
Jimbotomateo
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Santa Maria California
Posts: 1,007
Default

My raised beds run north south. How many feet should I allow between rows?
Jimbotomateo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25, 2017   #35
BigVanVader
Tomatovillian™
 
BigVanVader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Greenville, South Carolina
Posts: 2,702
Default

Between rows or between raised beds? If you mean beds l leave enough to get a wheelbarrow down and no more because I have limited space.
BigVanVader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25, 2017   #36
Worth1
Tomatovillian™
 
Worth1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bastrop Texas Lost Pines Forest.
Posts: 31,229
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jimbotomateo View Post
My raised beds run north south. How many feet should I allow between rows?
Depends on how big you are.
I would think four if you can spare the space maybe even more.

Worth
__________________
Home of Cactus Flats Botanical Gardens.
The dinner table is where we need to get acquainted not the battlefield.
I Seek The Truth.
Worth1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old February 25, 2017   #37
Jimbotomateo
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Santa Maria California
Posts: 1,007
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Worth1 View Post
Depends on how big you are.
I would think four if you can spare the space maybe even more.

Worth
I have room and was planning on Five so it all works out.. Wonder if I put my melons West of the last raised bed if five feet is enough there or should I make it more?
Jimbotomateo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25, 2017   #38
Jimbotomateo
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Santa Maria California
Posts: 1,007
Default

I need a saw. Does Home Depot have a cheap functional saw? I would only need it once in a blue moon.lol. My sawzall is a little too tricky for this kind of work. Any ideas?.
Jimbotomateo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25, 2017   #39
Worth1
Tomatovillian™
 
Worth1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bastrop Texas Lost Pines Forest.
Posts: 31,229
Default

It is called a hand saw what do you need it for and what kind of boards.

I have a skill saw I have had for years and there have been many blue moons.

Worth
__________________
Home of Cactus Flats Botanical Gardens.
The dinner table is where we need to get acquainted not the battlefield.
I Seek The Truth.
Worth1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old February 25, 2017   #40
Jimbotomateo
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Santa Maria California
Posts: 1,007
Default

2 by 4s and I picked up a Ryobi. Had one 15 years ago and it worked great. I see this one is made in China. Hope it's ok.
Jimbotomateo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25, 2017   #41
Worth1
Tomatovillian™
 
Worth1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bastrop Texas Lost Pines Forest.
Posts: 31,229
Default

It will be fine.

Worth
__________________
Home of Cactus Flats Botanical Gardens.
The dinner table is where we need to get acquainted not the battlefield.
I Seek The Truth.
Worth1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old February 25, 2017   #42
Jimbotomateo
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Santa Maria California
Posts: 1,007
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Worth1 View Post
It will be fine.

Worth
Saw worked great. Ok for house use .. Got one bed done starting another tomorrow. Thinking about third bed for melons cukes , squash etc.
I have enough boards but time and work would increase. .
Jimbotomateo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 26, 2017   #43
Jimbotomateo
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Santa Maria California
Posts: 1,007
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jimbotomateo View Post
I have room and was planning on Five so it all works out.. Wonder if I put my melons West of the last raised bed if five feet is enough there or should I make it more?
Decided four feet is perfect! . Thanks Worth. . Planters aren't super straight but the measurements are right.. Note to self. Watch out for dog poop! . Should I leave room at top of raised bed?
Jimbotomateo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 26, 2017   #44
Worth1
Tomatovillian™
 
Worth1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bastrop Texas Lost Pines Forest.
Posts: 31,229
Default

Like soil not being all the way to the top in reference to room at top of raised bed?
No heap it up if you can.
The soil will shrink.
Worth
__________________
Home of Cactus Flats Botanical Gardens.
The dinner table is where we need to get acquainted not the battlefield.
I Seek The Truth.
Worth1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old February 27, 2017   #45
Jimbotomateo
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Santa Maria California
Posts: 1,007
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Worth1 View Post
Like soil not being all the way to the top in reference to room at top of raised bed?
No heap it up if you can.
The soil will shrink.
Worth
Thanks Worth. Thinking of two layers of paper held down by big clumps of earthworm laden sod. Then adding my mix by hand after the soil dries out. Mix will be peat , yard soil, perlite . I have three 8 lb bags of tomato tone I could use too. Any ideas?
Jimbotomateo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:59 AM.


★ Tomatoville® is a registered trademark of Commerce Holdings, LLC ★ All Content ©2017 Commerce Holdings, LLC ★