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I want to start a raisef bed garden. If i use news paper or card board should i put sone coffe grounds down first with egg shells and peels and then the paper or cardboard with the soil over. And if i till up a hill and add weed stop and composted soil with the regular dirt will that be okay. And how long should i wait to sow in my vegetable plants which are sprouting?
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What do you mean by "weed stop"?  You can make your raised bed any way you want to.  You might enjoy checking out Patricia Lanza's "Lasagna Gardening" book.  It should get you going  to produce a wonderful little raised bed.

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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What do you mean by "weed stop"?  You can make your raised bed any way you want to.  You might enjoy checking out Patricia Lanza's "Lasagna Gardening" book.  It should get you going  to produce a wonderful little raised bed.
inthink i saw a miricle grow produxt for gardens safe for plants and stops weeds. I cant recall the name. I will check it out. Thanks
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I had tilled up some area before i put blocks down. I was going traditional but decided to do rasied. I perfer the look. I have the boarder of blocks together and the bottom is all tilled ground. I think i will jist fill it with garden soil and save the fuss.
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This is it, our first garden. I have a few potted plants from my fathers funeral >2 years ago and i did pretty well with them. Theyre beautiful. I wanted small and like the way rasied beds look. This inner area is 3' 3" x 6' and there are 32 holes! We have some tomatoes, zuchinni, parsley, mint and lavendar. I need to go pick up some cucumber, peppers, lettuce, carrots, garlic and strawberries. So excited! I hope this turns out well! Will this tilled land and added gardening soil be good enough? Do i need anything with that?
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The dirt in there is from a old hill from a load of top soil we tilled up.
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we do the lasagna garden method every fall it's makes the soil so great
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if you live in a state that can get pretty hot -- 100-ish  degree

 

avoid using metal or concrete as the frame for your raised garden bed

 

since when it's high noon the roots that are close/touching those concrete blocks are being cooked pretty much + you will have to water more with metal/concrete

 

use woods that are rot resistance is more ideal..  like redwood for example.

 

Do not use treated woods since the chemical will leach into the soil and then into your veggies/plants.

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post #9 of 9

I had a small raised bed for the last couple of years. I really enjoyed it. I raised several different things in it and it was easy to tend since it was small.

 

 

 

This year I've started a Back to Eden garden. I will be using the above raised bed for my asparagus bed. I layered it with cardboard, compost, manure and topped it with leaves & pine straw. I let it sit over the fall/winter. I had it full to the top of the blocks, but it has composted down to the second row. I put a row of green beans along the back and planted my asparagus in the bed. 

 

 

Over the weekend, I took the top row of cinder blocks off and made another bed on the other side of my barn. I layered that bed and put strawberries in it. Marigolds & nasturtiums are put in the holes in both beds. I also put another row of green beans along the back of the strawberry bed to grow up a trellis.

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