"yes..., I agree. I am of the same mindset. no tilling, no hoeing.., no plowing. spend your time considering different ideas or crops. I'm guessing the pvc needs to be replaced every so often, so beyond that, very sustanable."
"Kimberly, the ID (inside dimension) of the planters is 3' X 6', and the height is 12". There are 23 planters in this particular garden. The nice thing about raised-beds is, even if you have a small plot, you can maximize space, effort…"
"Yes...! it's amazing...! This use to be a line row garden. Would have to work for a week or two before it would be ready to plant. Now, especially with working with the soil food web theories, it's virtually no work at all. Gardening…"
"yay..., spring is starting to sprung. last year this time three was two feet of snow on the ground. This year back to a somewhat regular type of season. raised-beds are warming nicely, so all the early spring items got in this weekend. with any…"
"If your raised-bed planters have sufficient height, you shouldn't need to worry about the root system penetrating below the raised-bed line. (12" seems to be the standard for semi sophisticated roots systems) If not, you do not want to…"
"thank you..., Well...., it would never have been created if I had to pay for it at the time. It was all scrap leftovers from a vinyl installation. Nice thing about raised-beds, you can make them out of just about anything and have great results. As…"
"Got to turn the soil the third week of April this year. Last year wasn't until Late May, and the 3 previous years was in late March. So an April turn looks good, now have to see how the next couple weeks go for planting. Lettuce, spinach and…"
Stephen, I love water gardens; don't have room for many. Love getting new ideas; I'm about half water garden, half cactus gardens. You can spend as much or as little time working on your water gardens as you like, just have to have the right design and balance.
"Good eye Lorraine!
Yes it is a fire dept. ladder that failed re-certification & was required to be destroyed.
I drilled holes and screwed it to the support posts so it can't be used as a ladder.
Works great for the hanging baskets…"
"I liked the Wowie Zowie type last year & this spring I was disappointed when I couldn't find those in the nursery as they grew better & brighter for me than some from the past. So growing from my own is the way to go."
"Joan, thanks so much for your kind words. I love taking pictures and when I see pretty scenes in the garden, I want to capture them so I can cheer myself up in the winter when everything is brown and covered in snow."
"Lorraine, how wonderful that you have a greenhouse. I would love to have one. You are right that zinnias are very easy to start from seed. I just wish I had the room inside (or a greenhouse!) to grow more things from seed. "