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I have been hesitant to use any grids, but for our new square, I decided to try something. I used small brown stones from a bag left over from something from years past. They are camouflaged, but they divide the 4 x 5 rectangle into 20 squares.
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Join date : 2013-02-03
Location : Nashville, TN
Lillyz wrote:llama momma wrote:My H.D. doesn't carry lath and the guy looked at me like I was speaking martian. Maybe he didn't expect a lady to know about lath or else my native NY accent threw him off.
Yeah, he kinda looked at me like what???? lath, L.A.T.H. lath oooh. lol
How funny. My Home Depot and Lowe's salespeople also looked at me like I was an alien from a planet other than earth. Some had never heard of the term "lath" and pretty soon there was a small group of men that gathered around me at Lowe's. They could not figure out what I wanted, even when I showed them a picture of the grid in my 2nd Edition book (I took it with me everywhere).
Fortunately, a neighbor has a bamboo forest in her yard. So we are going to use bamboo for our grids.
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Age : 54
Location : Fayetteville, GA - Zone 7B - 8A
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Join date : 2013-02-18
Age : 66
Location : Memphis, TN
I'm planning to try using stainless steel cattle fencing to make my grid...I have some laying around with 6 inch openings...so if I just cut it to the size of my garden...and then just cut out all the +'s, I should end up with perfect square foot openings...has anyone done this? Any reason not to do it? I wasn't too fond of the idea of the the wooden grid because the last thing I need is another place for pill bugs and earwigs to hide. Thanks for any input.
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Join date : 2013-06-21
Location : Spring Hill, FL
Careful not to scrape your hands on the cut parts. Maybe some tape on them, if only to give you a visual to keep you aware?
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Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 62
Location : SW Oregon
My grids are not fixed white painted slats ..my lass wouldn't let me have them in the sfg beds So I made my grid lines out of some scrap butyl cord/line about 1/8 th inch diameter and set it on adjustable pegs down in the MM, so each grid line can be removed if needed .BrianDorry55 wrote:I'm planning to try using stainless steel cattle fencing to make my grid...I have some laying around with 6 inch openings...so if I just cut it to the size of my garden...and then just cut out all the +'s, I should end up with perfect square foot openings...has anyone done this? Any reason not to do it? I wasn't too fond of the idea of the the wooden grid because the last thing I need is another place for pill bugs and earwigs to hide. Thanks for any input.
I've found a couple of times that having the moveable parts for my grids can be advantageous in that when some thing creeps over into adjacent squares and needs removing before or after harvesting I can slip out the grid lines , remove the plant ,easily turn the squares over, add ANSFG compost then remake the grid lines .
This was especially useful when my Spanish type onions grew far bigger than I was led to believe they would be & they went quite a distance into the adjacent squares .
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Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 72
Location : At the west end of M4 in the UK
I'm very happy with my grids, simple, removed & replaced easily, purty (I think) self centering & tension.
Just plain ol plastic clothes line.
Just plain ol plastic clothes line.
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Age : 88
Location : Hatfield PA. zone 6b
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