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Old 1 Week Ago   #1
carcharoth12
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Default My Rebuilt Raised Beds

I got my raised beds all rebuilt.I used inch and half thick by 12 inch wide boards to make the rows.The first few pictures are the rows with my indeterminate tomatoes and they are 26 feet long and the tomatoes are spaced on 2 foot centers.The other 2 rows are 40 feet long and are full of determinate type tomatoes on 18 inch centers.The lumber that I have around some of the tomatoes themselves (all the will have boards around them)are to hold my drip irrigation in place and they also act as a sort of mulch.I know the tomatoes are not that big yet but we still had frost on the 20th and 21st of may but they will catch up soon.
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Looks great
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So neat and organized! Is that your garden soil in the boxes?
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The soil is actually from a friend of mine whose dad used to have a dairy farm and now has beef cattle.Its a combo of topsoil and manure .He gave me 2 loads (yes free of charge) on my f450 dump truck so about 8 yards.Ive used it in the past it works great for my tomatoes.
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Great soil! Back in east Texas, I grew one of my best gardens on an area where cattle had been fed for years; those plants just jumped and produced so much I could not keep up at all. Looks great and a good tomato year to you.
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I see a LOT of tomatoes in your future. What varieties are you growing?
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Looks great,are you near some woods?I like how you built your raised beds.
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I see a LOT of tomatoes in your future. What varieties are you growing?
For indeteminates I have Big Beef,Early Girl,Beefmaster,Bonny Best,Moneymakers,Carbon,Early Pick and Chefs Choice Orange.For Determinates I have alot of Red Deuce plus some Florida 91,Bhn589,Bella Rosa,Chargers and Biltmore.I also have two types of cherry tomatoes Sun Sugar and Sweet Million.For a total of 132 plants
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Those look great - I wish I could get my hands on wood like that! Are you near a good sawmill?
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Those look great - I wish I could get my hands on wood like that! Are you near a good sawmill?
I am actually a logger in Ontario Canada and I own a woodmizer Lt40Hd sawmill so lumber is basically free for my own use
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Nice job on your set up! It would be a pleasure to grow tomatoes there.
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Nice garden and property, tucked in the forest. You're lucky and blessed to work with wood. Great pile of cut-up trunks. I look at it and think: lots of hot fires, chunks/sticks for smoke cooking/barbecuing, turned tool handles...

Happy gardening.
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