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The "What did you do in your Garden today?" thread

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A bit of a trend here which is not good for the garden or wildlife.  In the last 24 hours we have gone from 15C to -8C.   Scott

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Well, not today, but last week.

Monday: Got the planks, and saw them to measure

Tuesday: I got the metal profiles for the corners

Wednesday: I drilled 70 holes first with a 3mm, and after with a 6mm bit in the metal profiles

Thursday: Finished the model kits

Friday: Moved them to their respective places in the garden, and started filling them with soil (1 cubic meter by wheel barrow - sigh - I need another .5 cubic meter)

 

Before:

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After

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Nearly ready for planting ... one to top of. Coming week, I'll be seeding some herbs, and vegetables in a seed tray-ish thing-a-me-jig. Flat leaf parsely from last year started growing again, so I'll not be needing that.

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I love your raised growing boxes... or garden beds...  Whatever they're called..... love them.   I've been giving something like that a thought for our place.  

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The one closest to the camera in the right hand row is similar to my raised beds. The others are about twice (or more) as deep as mine. But nice beds, Carl. I'm thinking of raising mine up a level.  Right now they are all buried under 1-2 feet of snow, and the soil is probably still frozen.  So another month maybe

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Mark,

If you want to be kind to your back, or your admiral's, it is an easy way to grow vegetables, or flowers, and have it maintainable.

 

Jack,

I had two of the lower ones (see first picture), which made working on them easier, but not yet good enough for Marleen, the long bed was better for her to maintain, therefore, the double hight, i.e. 1.333' or 16". Now she can sit on her knees whilst weeding, or planting

 

sizes:

right furthest to nearest: twice 1 x 1 m [3' 4" x 3' 4"], and twice 1.2 x 1.5 m [4' x 5']
middle: twice 1.2 x 1.5 m [4' x 5'] - I'll be adding another one in the same size

left: 3 x .6 m [10' x 2']

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 Filled the remaining plot with soil, and added and mixed in compost to all.

 

Today replaced the old pergola's planks with new oaken ones ...

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