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Cool garden idea
« on: March 24, 2018, 12:06:55 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%BCgelkultur

I was looking into making raised garden beds this year, only to find the cost of cedar prohibitive ($25/12'!), and I'm making alot, so that was out of the question.  Looking around I found this.  Interesting
 
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Re: Cool garden idea
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2018, 06:56:38 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%BCgelkultur

I was looking into making raised garden beds this year, only to find the cost of cedar prohibitive ($25/12'!), and I'm making alot, so that was out of the question.  Looking around I found this.  Interesting

Cool. This is similar:

https://www.gardeners.com/how-to/straw-bale-gardens/8882.html
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Re: Cool garden idea
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2018, 08:23:33 AM »
If it weren't so freezing cold!
We have a huge amount of rotting sticks and debris from recent storms here.  It's a fabulous idea.
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Re: Cool garden idea
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2018, 11:57:58 AM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%BCgelkultur

I was looking into making raised garden beds this year, only to find the cost of cedar prohibitive ($25/12'!), and I'm making alot, so that was out of the question.  Looking around I found this.  Interesting

Cedar at our local Lowes or Home Depot are dirt cheap. Maybe $1 more per plank than basic pine.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/19-32-in-x-6-in-x-6-ft-Cedar-Dog-Ear-Kiln-Dried-Fence-Picket-20845-06/301456987

$2.99 / each
If you buy 260 or more
$2.69 / each

 

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Re: Cool garden idea
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2018, 01:22:10 PM »
You could also build raised beds out of cinder blocks.  I've not done a cost analysis on that, but if you stack them with the holes facing up, you could even plant inside of them.
 
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Re: Cool garden idea
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2018, 02:23:31 PM »
I looked into the pickets and they are the best option.  Upfront cost will be a little over $100, which isn't much considering how much I'd spend on veggies at the store.  I need to change my diet from filling up on cheap starches (noodles, etc) so my grocery bill has gone up alot lately.
 

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Re: Cool garden idea
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2018, 02:44:05 PM »
Can you utilize pallet boards (free) vs picket?  My neighbor did that, pulled the boards off, and also used whole pallets to hang on the fence and plant other items like flowers and herbs.  I see lots of how to's on the internet.
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Re: Cool garden idea
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2018, 01:13:30 AM »
Pallet boards are usually pine though, I don't think they'd last
 

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Re: Cool garden idea
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2018, 04:30:45 PM »
My first compost bin was made from Yellow (Southern) Pine pallets.  I was surprised how tough it was. Lasted for years.
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Re: Cool garden idea
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2018, 01:23:19 PM »
My first compost bin was made from Yellow (Southern) Pine pallets.  I was surprised how tough it was. Lasted for years.

I was commenting to my wife yesterday how the 2x4's I posted in the ground for our garden gate aren't rotting away after several years.  Maybe I will look into pine, afterall, with a raised bed most of the moisture would drain down anyway, or else the sun would wick it out of the boards.
 

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Re: Cool garden idea
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2018, 04:25:05 PM »
White pine starts rotting the first year. The Yellow pine was so hard, almost brittle, that it was hard to drive a nail into it. I finally tied  four of them in a square.
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Re: Cool garden idea
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2018, 11:49:53 PM »
Pallets are often treated with chemicals - especially if they're intended for international shipping.  Exercise care when using them around food products.

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Re: Cool garden idea
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2018, 01:09:42 AM »
FWIW
http://www.holidayscalendar.com/event/world-naked-gardening-day/

That's just slightly awkward, I don't think my wife would appreciate it.

Although May 12 is World Belly Dance Day, let's see what luck I have with that  ;)
 

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Re: Cool garden idea
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2018, 04:44:01 AM »
FWIW
http://www.holidayscalendar.com/event/world-naked-gardening-day/

Ewww!  I'll have to definitely keep custody of my eyes tomorrow if I go anywhere.
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