I have earthboxes like juliebove. They are great. It seems like everyplace I've ever lived has been cursed with gophers so short of constantly killing them, I now plant in plastic boxes. Check out earthbox.com, they're pretty cool.
Boxed raised beds
We have always made our beds 12" deep x 3' wide and whatever length fit the space, and accessible from at least both sides. 3' is the widest they should be, so you can easily reach across, as the soil is never to be walked on in a boxed bed. And yes lots of compost. Our first ones were cut from 25' long redwood planks, we salvaged from a flood. That was an awesome garded. I have not used the veggies I am growing now in the way I am now. Here, I grew tooo many tomatoes and zuccinnis, and cucumbers before, that I couldn't wait for the garden to freeze, and did not want to extend the season by one more minute. We had tried several ideas for cold frames before, always using something salvaged. I had ideas when we first moved here, but none have come to fruition yet. I have even been looking for winter crop seeds online. Sounds like I'm a hopeless romantic about gardening.
I can remember the times me and my grandma gardened together. I want to have a outside garden one day. For now, I need to start an indoor one for herbs and such.
dakini...I like the idea of earthbox. i went to their website and it looks great! But I didn't see the seeds. Where do I get the seeds? thanx
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Looking for seeds is such fun! This is the season to plan next springs garden. I've ordered from Seedsofchange.com (they're certified organic), cooksgarden.com also just bought from the local garden center.
If you're going to start with seeds, there are some really cool seed starter kits, that let you get a headstart on the season. I have the one from gardensalive.com, they're having a spend $50 get $25 off right now, too!
Hey all....I tried the square foot garden method, and really liked it. I had too much space in it though, because I measured wrong...so next year it will be even better. We also had a severe drought, and HIGH heat this summer, but I did get some great squash and tomatoes this year. I want to start composting...but I don't have any wood to build it with....can I just dig a hle into my garden area and fill with scraps and cover with alittle dirt?? Just wondering??
What do you do when there are no plants to be bought in the garden store?? I surely thought there would be some greens, but last time I looked, the only one's left looked plum pitiful....I guess they could perk back up, and I've never grown greens....any advice??
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Winter Gardening in N.C.
You can buy winter gardening seed online right now. Maybe they even have them in the store there. Greens like kale, and roots that make good greens.
Yes to the idea of burying compost, look up double digging, my father used to do it. You dig and fill the first trench with compost before moving on.
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