My Aching Back

Discussion in 'General Gardening' started by PerryBee, May 4, 2012.

  1. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Before and after pictures of part of the backyard.
    Before:

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    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!

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  2. kebee

    kebee Active Member

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    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
     

  3. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    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:
     
  4. Omie

    Omie New Member

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    ooooohh....drooool..... :Dancing:
     
  5. jim314

    jim314 New Member

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    They look good Perry :) My wife's raised beds are about to fall apart after several years. I dread having to do a redo.
     
  6. blueblood

    blueblood New Member

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    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..
     
  7. Zulu

    Zulu Member

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    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
     
  8. Slowmodem

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    I wish I was that industrious! I wish you a bountiful harvest! :D


    (but I can relate to the sore back!)
     
  9. bamabww

    bamabww New Member

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    Perry,

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

    efmesch Active Member

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    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:
     
  11. DLMKA

    DLMKA New Member

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    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.
     
  12. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    ditto on that efmesch! way cool perry!
    also kebee said:
    "makes me tired looking at the work"

    :lol:
     
  13. BoilerJim

    BoilerJim New Member

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    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