New raised bed attempt

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  1. fnfalguy

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    so I spent part of today building a pallet based raised bed for kitchen herbs. Rather shallow so going to stick with some herbs. We shall see how it turns out. I love the idea of not bending down to pick the herbs. Getting old sucks.

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    On the regular garden front, this year it seems to be doing rather well, and I wish I knew why. The second photo is a partial view of the garden as seen from the cucamelons perspective.
     
  2. E the massive

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    What kind of soil you using for the raised beds?
     
  3. fnfalguy

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    @E the massive Just some local top soil that we add some perlite to. If I’m feeling froggy that year we will inoculate with some mycelium or just add some promix bx which has already been inoculated.
     
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  4. Deplorable Me

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    For herbs we use railing pots on the deck. They require a little more attention to moisture control. The elevated location makes them easy to weed, never muddy on the deck. For winter, stack up the pots and cover to keep from frost breaking them up.
     
  5. Eddie Gunks

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    Watch out. Some pallets are sprayed with nasty chemicals.
     
  6. alistair

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    I have a question about raised beds .... Firstly, you need to know that I know nothing about gardening ........ my yard has an area that floods when it rains hard. Could I disguise this are by installing a raised bed on top of this area?
     
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    the habs took over the sweet peppers
     
  9. fnfalguy

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    I like that pepper setup. I think in a year or two, we may dip our toe into aquaponics to see what that is like.

    @alistair i don’t think the raised beds I have in the second photo would work as they sit on the ground and would get flooded out as well
     
  10. Doc8404

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  11. Acer-m14

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    yep 500gph in the tub buried in the ground .. then up into the white tube and sprays the roots with water/food and all the spraying gives it some good 02 also
    then it drains back into the tub .. repete
     
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  12. masterswimmer

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    Have you tried it with goldfish in the reservoir? Not underground of course. Feed the goldfish, goldfish produce waste, waste is fertilizer for your hydroponics, lather, rinse, repeat.
     
  13. Acer-m14

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    no LOL .. but i have some seen some videos on big scale places that do that .. pool size reservoirs with fish .. then the poop water goes to the plants ..
    pretty cool operation ..
     
  14. masterswimmer

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    I've seen incredible success with this method. The poop is high in nitrogen. FYI, goldfish are some of the dirtiest aquarium fish. Great for this setup.
     
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  15. Acer-m14

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    I bet KOI would be right up with them .. but them fkers can get expensive ..
     
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  16. NirvanaFan

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    Tilapia. Then you can eat the tilapia when they get big :D
     
  17. Doc8404

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    Goldfish. Treat ‘em like smelt
     
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  18. camper4lyfe

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    I've seen it done with tilapia as well.
     
  19. CaseHardened

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    You people eat fish ?

    Those things swim in their own shit.

    Just sayin'.
     
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  20. masterswimmer

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    Any different than voluntarily pouring shit from other animals onto the fields we grow our crops?

    Just sayin'....

    ;)
     
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  21. CaseHardened

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    That's a CHIPTOLE issue.

    I don't eat anything that is not GMO, sprayed with Insecticide, and raised with Hydrocarbon-Based Synthetic Fertilizers.
     
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  22. GOPerfect

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    I have NEVER eaten a fish.
     
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  23. CaseHardened

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    I love McDonald's Filet-O-Fish.

    I am pretty sure those are totally unnatural - and thus delicious.

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  24. CaseHardened

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    NOTE: Some pics display cheese OVER - others UNDER.

    I am totally suing those motherfuckers next time the cheese is in the MIDDLE.
     
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  26. MadScientist

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    That’s really creative, ive never done anything like that before. I like the idea though.
    Right now since I had moved into apartments I have to grow everything in buckets since I can’t rip up the grass, I’m used to growing veg in the earth so it’s been a learning experience but have a ton of San marzano tomatoes ripening so I must be doing something right
     
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  27. Bushmaster

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    Wifes veggie garden doing great because she waters it. But no rain here has put a hurting on the lawn and pine trees. Just hope I don't lose anymore 20+ year old pine trees like I did couple years ago, lost 5 or 7...:banghead: Yesterday I put chain on 10 year old flowering plumb tree and yanked it out dead.
     
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  28. Bushmaster

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    Just don't eat the Salad with parasites they put out ...
     
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  29. fnfalguy

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    F0E40F4E-86D6-4262-A56F-D79B8537D73D.jpeg E094E6D4-2B8C-453B-9BAB-D3F45EF6D649.jpeg And this weekends folly was some different raised raised beds. I think as our old ones get retired due to rot, these will be the replacements. Had the local code dog checking it out for workmanship.
     
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  30. E the massive

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    Anybody sell what they produce? I'm looking into what the local market would be like for cut flowers.
     
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