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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:13 pm    Post subject: Sorted my raised bed Reply with quote

Finally finished my raised veg bed over the weekend and planted it full of goodies yesterday. Very Happy I'm delighted with myself Very Happy

Now I just need to learn patience and to stop asking my girlfriend every 10 minutes if anything has grown yet Laughing Laughing

I've got a few pics of the process, I'll stick them up when I get a chance

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anything grown yet?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no...damn it.
No one told me that things take ages to grow Mad

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool would love to see the bed NoobGardener. Always interested in how other gardeners are making these. What was it stone or wood?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cooler wrote:
Cool would love to see the bed NoobGardener. Always interested in how other gardeners are making these. What was it stone or wood?


Made it out of wood 7 x 1. Bought a couple of 16ft lengths.
I've made one bed that's 7ft by 4ft, hoping to make another one tonight

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a few pics.


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I had only started to dig when this little fella landed on the fence. He stayed there for about 15 minutes, so I went inside to get a cup of tea and let him land on my new patch s he could have some worms
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It's harder than I thought it would be....and the ground was about 99.9999% rock/stone!!
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Throwing in compost and manure
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Full of seeds as well as some little cabbages and an artichoke (the missus wanted it...she wouldn't listen to reason)
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Here's the bed before I put in the compost etc
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Made my second raised bed on wednesday Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:55 pm    Post subject: lookin' good Reply with quote

Hi Noobgardener....like the bed, very well made.

It's addictive putting beds in....I started with one and have nine now....

Are you doing anything exciting with the turf you cut out?

If you are putting the beds straight onto the grass then you can just put cardboard and paper down before the compost goes in...it saves digging (always a good thing) and it helps with the recycling....

Keep up the good work

Cheers

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