Beekeeping Forums banner

1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,829 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Before and after pictures of part of the backyard.
Before:



After: I cut all the scrub down, tilled up the soil to get rid of the roots. Rough 2 x 10 Hemlock to form the beds. Just need some some good soil delivered and some gravel between the beds and then...............................My parts done!

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,008 Posts
May I ask what the wood forms are for, flower beds or something else. Did a good job there, makes me tired looking at the work.

kebee
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,829 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
These are raised beds. I will fill them with good garden soil and put landscape fabric and gravel in the walkways.
This way you don't have to worry as much about weeds and bending over when working in the garden (for my wife). :queen:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
586 Posts
They look good Perry :) My wife's raised beds are about to fall apart after several years. I dread having to do a redo.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,056 Posts
Nice Job Perry! I love raised gardens. I'm trying plastic and drip irrigation this year. That is nice rough cut lumber you got there..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
974 Posts
awesome job Perry.

I have grown veggies in my raised beds for 6 years, but the weeds are always an issue...
last year i covered the beds with landscape fabric and cut an X to make holes where i planted my peppers, eggplant and tomatoes. Worked so well ,will use it again
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,022 Posts
Perry,

Great cleanup and a very nice return for your effort. You are a hard worker.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,708 Posts
Others have commented on how nice your garden looks--I'd like to tell you how nice your house in the background looks.
If I recall the pictures you posted before your herculean efforts, the investments you made look like they were well worth it and are "bearing fruit'.
I hope you continue enjoying your new quarters indoors and out. :grin:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
429 Posts
awesome job Perry.

I have grown veggies in my raised beds for 6 years, but the weeds are always an issue...
last year i covered the beds with landscape fabric and cut an X to make holes where i planted my peppers, eggplant and tomatoes. Worked so well ,will use it again
I use 2-3 layers of newspaper covered with straw thats been run through the chipper/shredder. I can just till the whole mess under in the fall.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,048 Posts
Others have commented on how nice your garden looks--I'd like to tell you how nice your house in the background looks.
If I recall the pictures you posted before your herculean efforts, the investments you made look like they were well worth it and are "bearing fruit'.
I hope you continue enjoying your new quarters indoors and out. :grin:
ditto on that efmesch! way cool perry!
also kebee said:
"makes me tired looking at the work"

:lol:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
166 Posts
WOW. That really looks great. I'm NOT going to show the wifey these pix as she has been after me to do something similar.

Question popped into my mind :confused:....Do you garden till with a tiller? If so will you use ramps to get the tiller up and into each box?

Just curious as I know I'll be faced with that dilemma sooner or later.

Jim
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
Top