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Post  sanderson 4/19/2015, 3:35 am

Tshred, Any photos for an update on your beautiful raised beds?

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Post  ralitaco 4/19/2015, 10:00 am

Hello TSHRED.
I just saw your thread and I too am building some table top beds so I was very interested in what you are doing.

TSHRED wrote:The beds are coming along!
Yes they are!

TSHRED wrote:
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I presume this is going to be a vegetable garden, so any concern about chemicals leaching into the plants from the paint? I didn't see it in the pictures, but did you line it with plastic before adding the soil?

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Those don't look like 1/4" holes. What size are they? I went with 1/4" in my plywood because that's what the SFG book said, but I am thinking they might be too small, especially since I you and I believe Sanderson put in larger holes

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I love the look of the finished beds. Very clean and neat. Although I just want to stucco those blocks (Sorry, I did that work for about 10 years and when I see cinder block, I think stucco Very Happy )

TSHRED wrote:Drip system in! 

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That may be something I do in the future. It seems like it really helps but I just don't have the time this year.
Also, did you paint your boxes again? They look like a different color...maybe it's just the lighting
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Post  TSHRED 4/19/2015, 11:26 am

sanderson wrote:Tshred,  Any photos for an update on your beautiful raised beds?

My beds have been a little neglected but here ya go!

https://smg.photobucket.com/user/Ted_SHRED/slideshow/Veggie%20Garden



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Post  quiltbea 4/19/2015, 11:27 am

Tshred......They are beautiful.  Great job.
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Post  TSHRED 4/19/2015, 11:34 am

ralitaco wrote:Hello TSHRED.
I just saw your thread and I too am building some table top beds so I was very interested in what you are doing.

TSHRED wrote:The beds are coming along!
Yes they are!



I presume this is going to be a vegetable garden, so any concern about chemicals leaching into the plants from the paint? I didn't see it in the pictures, but did you line it with plastic before adding the soil?



Those don't look like 1/4" holes. What size are they? I went with 1/4" in my plywood because that's what the SFG book said, but I am thinking they might be too small, especially since I you and I believe Sanderson put in larger holes



I love the look of the finished beds. Very clean and neat. Although I just want to stucco those blocks (Sorry, I did that work for about 10 years and when I see cinder block, I think stucco Very Happy )

TSHRED wrote:Drip system in! 

That may be something I do in the future. It seems like it really helps but I just don't have the time this year.
Also, did you paint your boxes again? They look like a different color...maybe it's just the lighting


I wasn't too concerned about the paint. Yes it's all painted with latex based paint and stain for the bottom.
I sealed the seams with caulking also.
The holes, if I remember, were 1". That's a bit much I think. It runs off quickly.
The drip system was overkill I think. Lots of water in a very short time and it runs straight down through without spreading much.
I've hand watered 99% of the time from my rain barrel.

Thanks for the compliments!
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Post  TSHRED 4/19/2015, 11:48 am

quiltbea wrote:Tshred......They are beautiful.  Great job.

Thanks!!
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Post  sanderson 4/19/2015, 1:18 pm

TShred- Love your beds. I would not worry about stucco. They are very finished-looking with the paint. One worry about stucco is the dirt splash-up during rain, so, as it is, you don't have that extra worry! Very Happy

As far as holes, I finally settled on 3/4." Just my personal decision.

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Post  Elizabeth 4/19/2015, 1:56 pm

TSHRED - are you an engineer or a woman in disguise?  Your boxes are amazing, well thought out and beautiful.  Beds are taking shape now - Page 3 3170584802

I am jealous.  Rolling Eyes

I have saved your thread to my favorites. 

Keep the pictures and the information coming.

Thank you Smile
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Post  TSHRED 4/19/2015, 2:05 pm

Elizabeth wrote:TSHRED - are you an engineer or a woman in disguise?  Your boxes are amazing, well thought out and beautiful.  Beds are taking shape now - Page 3 3170584802

I am jealous.  Rolling Eyes

I have saved your thread to my favorites. 

Keep the pictures and the information coming.

Thank you Smile
Thank you. In just a retired dude with time to fuss with gardening and such.
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Post  ralitaco 4/19/2015, 6:36 pm

sanderson wrote:I would not worry about stucco.  They are very finished-looking with the paint.  One worry about stucco is the dirt splash-up during rain, so, as it is, you don't have that extra worry!
I was just kidding about the stucco. I apologize if it didn't come across that way. I think the block looks fine. Like I said earlier, I used to do stucco work for a living so when I see cinder blocks, I think of stucco.
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Post  bbroomm 4/19/2015, 9:20 pm

You're garden is so beautiful, and I am so jealous!
keep it up!!
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Post  CitizenKate 4/19/2015, 9:39 pm

Great design, TSHRED, those cinder block stands have a nice clean look and look so easy to make.  Did you use any mortar with them, or are they just stacked there?  Your "neglected" beds look beautiful.
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Post  TSHRED 4/19/2015, 10:01 pm

CitizenKate wrote:Great design, TSHRED, those cinder block stands have a nice clean look and look so easy to make.  Did you use any mortar with them, or are they just stacked there?  Your "neglected" beds look beautiful.
Just leveled and then stacked. No morar. Thanks!
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Post  Kelejan 4/19/2015, 10:18 pm

I have to laugh when TSHRED talks about his "neglected" BEDS. You are too modest.
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Post  sanderson 4/20/2015, 3:38 am

Ralitaco, I knew it was a joke (since you had been in stucco work) and I think everyone else knew it was just a joke.

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Post  kristinz 4/20/2015, 5:29 pm

Tshred - beds a beautiful!  Love seeing it all come together! Keep the pics coming!
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Post  TSHRED 4/20/2015, 5:35 pm

bbroomm wrote:You're garden is so beautiful, and I am so jealous!
keep it up!!
Thank you!
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Post  TSHRED 4/20/2015, 5:36 pm

kristinz wrote:Tshred - beds a beautiful!  Love seeing it all come together! Keep the pics coming!
Thanks!!

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