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Post  GWN 4/8/2012, 10:51 pm

how big are your beds TTT?
They DO look big.
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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes 4/8/2012, 10:57 pm

GWN wrote:how big are your beds TTT?
They DO look big.

They're 10 ft long 4 ft wide. At the top of the slope, they're 12 inches high. At the bottom, they're 20 inches high.
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Post  GWN 4/8/2012, 11:01 pm

so that means you will have 80 tomato plants.... right?
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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes 4/8/2012, 11:09 pm

GWN wrote:so that means you will have 80 tomato plants.... right?

My Boxes are FINALLY Built - Page 2 889526 80 tomato plants. I wish.

Actually I'm putting in 8 tomato plants per bed. They'll be set up towards the back half of the box in two rows of 4 each.
In addition to the tomatoes, I'm having 16 squares per bed where I'll plant other things. Something like this picture. Those big orange dots represent the tomato plants.

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Post  GWN 4/8/2012, 11:12 pm

so you are giving more than a square foot for each tomato plant?
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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes 4/8/2012, 11:16 pm

Yep. I'm allowing 3 sq ft per plant. Plenty of airflow around them and it'll give me some extra room if I'm negligent in pruning.
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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes 4/9/2012, 6:30 pm

I decided to stain my boxes....

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Post  floyd1440 4/9/2012, 7:12 pm

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They look very nice now that you stained them. Odd as mine are on a slope as well but we both live in Pa so there is not much level ground to be had.

I hand dug mine down to get them level but I like your approach..get some warm weather and ready to fill up!!!

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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes 4/9/2012, 7:21 pm

I'm really happy with the way they look. They looked good before I stained them but now I think they're even better.

Both of those boxes took about 3/4ths of a gallon of stain
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Post  floyd1440 4/9/2012, 7:47 pm

Too Tall Tomatoes wrote:I'm really happy with the way they look. They looked good before I stained them but now I think they're even better.

Both of those boxes took about 3/4ths of a gallon of stain



Perhaps I missed this but I don't knwo the dimensions of your boxes? I have 2 four by 8 foot SFGs so what is the dimentions of yours?

I put the second compost bin beside the other and had plenty of galvanized mesh left and only needed 2 U posts

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Post  Furbalsmom 4/9/2012, 8:12 pm

TTT, those 4 X 10's look great.

I really like that you used 2 in thick hemlock, that will last a long, long time. The stain really finishes them off and it looks great.

Enjoy your tomatoes!
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Post  floyd1440 4/9/2012, 8:27 pm

Furbalsmom wrote:TTT, those 4 X 10's look great.

I really like that you used 2 in thick hemlock, that will last a long, long time. The stain really finishes them off and it looks great.

Enjoy your tomatoes!



How many tomatoes are you planning to plant in your 2 four by 10 foot boxes?
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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes 4/9/2012, 9:05 pm

Furbalsmom wrote:TTT, those 4 X 10's look great.

I really like that you used 2 in thick hemlock, that will last a long, long time. The stain really finishes them off and it looks great.

Enjoy your tomatoes!

Thanks Furbalsmom! I'm happy!

Floyd.....I'm growing 16 different varieties of tomatoes. I'll have 2 rows of 4 plants per box and I'll have enough room for 16 squares of other things(that's 16 per box)
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Post  Daniel9999 4/9/2012, 9:37 pm

Too Tall Tomatoes wrote:I decided to stain my boxes....

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Those are looking pretty sweet TTT.
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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes 4/9/2012, 11:15 pm

Thanks Daniel My Boxes are FINALLY Built - Page 2 3170584802
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Post  givvmistamps 4/9/2012, 11:59 pm

Too Tall Tomatoes wrote:I decided to stain my boxes....

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I LIKE it! What kind of stain did you use?
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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes 4/10/2012, 6:25 am

It may not look like it, but it's fence and deck semi-transparent wood stain What a Face
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Post  givvmistamps 4/10/2012, 1:01 pm

Too Tall Tomatoes wrote:It may not look like it, but it's fence and deck semi-transparent wood stain What a Face

It's lovely, thanks.
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