Trying raised beds - journal

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Re: Trying raised beds - journal

Post by ctrav » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:22 pm

LBK_419 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:05 pm
Updated pictures

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Awesome garden!
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Re: Trying raised beds - journal

Post by HortGuy » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:48 am

Sweet!

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Re: Trying raised beds - journal

Post by ctrav » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:06 pm

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Nice...where did you get the nets? Thanks
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Re: Trying raised beds - journal

Post by Lpv777 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:07 pm

Is 10" good enough for root growth?

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Re: Trying raised beds - journal

Post by LBK_419 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:50 pm

@Lpv777 last week, I dug down through the garden soil... the cardboard has already decomposed so now the roots can go as deep as they would like.

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Re: Trying raised beds - journal

Post by LBK_419 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:50 pm

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Sweet!
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Re: Trying raised beds - journal

Post by William » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:27 am

So I was going to ask if the 2x8? Provided enough depth, but it seems like it does. Any regrets to not going deeper?

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Re: Trying raised beds - journal

Post by LBK_419 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:50 pm

William wrote:
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So I was going to ask if the 2x8? Provided enough depth, but it seems like it does. Any regrets to not going deeper?
@William No regrets yet! The roots I have pulled up so far have grown down through the soil I brought in and into the native soil. Here is an updated picture. Tomato plants are about 9 feet tall. Pepper plants about 5 ft tall.

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Re: Trying raised beds - journal

Post by mtroo » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:15 pm

What is you soil mix? It appears there is vermiculite in it.
As for soil depth, in “The All New Square Foot Gadening”, Mel Bartholamew claims 8 inch bed depths are plenty. My plants never get that tall and in the past I have attributed it to being in Montana, but I may need to reassess how I am doing things.

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Re: Trying raised beds - journal

Post by LBK_419 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:42 pm

mtroo wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:15 pm
What is you soil mix? It appears there is vermiculite in it.
As for soil depth, in “The All New Square Foot Gadening”, Mel Bartholamew claims 8 inch bed depths are plenty. My plants never get that tall and in the past I have attributed it to being in Montana, but I may need to reassess how I am doing things.
@mtroo I’m not sure what all is in the soil. I got it for free from a local BASF nursery that rotates their soil every 3 months. It’s great stuff whatever it is!

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