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#3669161 - 05/13/14 09:34 AM Re: My raised beds..... [Re: The_Utility_Dude]
DaveB
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haha, I was gonna ask if you used seed tapes to get such straight lines.

I used to use an 8-foot 1" diameter round piece of pine to keep my rows straight.

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#3669470 - 05/13/14 04:11 PM Re: My raised beds..... [Re: DaveB]
A.Hall
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Looks very nice
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#3670211 - 05/14/14 01:45 PM Re: My raised beds..... [Re: The_Utility_Dude]
Hawk
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Mushroom compost?

Never heard of this? Where to get and what does this compost contain.

Thanks
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#3670293 - 05/14/14 03:39 PM Re: My raised beds..... [Re: The_Utility_Dude]
The_Utility_Dude
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Mushroom compost is the "stuff" commercial growers grow the white mushrooms you see in grocery stores. As I understand it, it consists of horse manure and hay-ground up into a powder and sterilized so it has no weed seeds. You can make your own compost but it takes a lot to fill bed initially that's why I used the mushroom compost. I'm making my own compost to replenish the beds. I expect most any place that sell mulch would have it. Most in east TN do anyway. I bought mine from Newport Sand and Gravel. $42 per ton. Took about $125 to fill all my beds but you don't have to fertilize at all so that offsets the cost somewhat.
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#3671181 - 05/15/14 06:17 PM Re: My raised beds..... [Re: The_Utility_Dude]
redblood
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 Originally Posted By: The_Utility_Dude
Been doing the traditional garden thing for years and years. My brother talked me into trying the raised beds last year. I'll never go the traditional garden route again. I couldn't believe just how much more these beds produce compared to traditional gardening. The mushroom compost helps a lot.

Thanks for all the compliments. Guess it's hard to tell but I'm OCD when it comes to being neat.



looks good
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#3671474 - 05/16/14 07:28 AM Re: My raised beds..... [Re: redblood]
Andy S.
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Looks awesome, congrats on all of your hard work. How big of area is fenced in? Just trying to get a perspective on the scale.

Edited by Andy S. (05/16/14 07:30 AM)
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#3671719 - 05/16/14 01:49 PM Re: My raised beds..... [Re: Andy S.]
The_Utility_Dude
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
Looks awesome, congrats on all of your hard work. How big of area is fenced in? Just trying to get a perspective on the scale.


Overall dimensions are 22X45. I have two 2X10 beds, two 4X8, two 3X20 and one 4X36. One of the 2X10 beds is not in the pic. I also have a 4X36 bed next to my carport.
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#3671721 - 05/16/14 01:50 PM Re: My raised beds..... [Re: DaveB]
The_Utility_Dude
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 Originally Posted By: DaveB
haha, I was gonna ask if you used seed tapes to get such straight lines.

I used to use an 8-foot 1" diameter round piece of pine to keep my rows straight.


No seed tapes. I just have a good eye. ;\)
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