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Post  MrBooker 8/10/2016, 10:16 am

I couldn't pass it up at half price. It's only 5.5 inches high but it will make a nice salad bed.
I'm thinking about using it for a "food is free" box out by the street. I'll post pics when I get it together and ready to plant.
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Post  CapeCoddess 8/10/2016, 11:28 am

Wow, cedar! That's amazing. Can't wait to see it.
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Post  MrBooker 8/10/2016, 11:54 am

CapeCoddess wrote:Wow, cedar!  That's amazing.  Can't wait to see it.
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It just slides together. No tools except to drill the holes for the corner caps. I'm putting it together now. Just had to come in for a break.
     Wife wants to go get another one while they still have them. I'll post pics when it's done.
 (wish it was a 4x4)..  Very Happy
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Post  MrBooker 8/11/2016, 6:36 am

I got my new 42x42x5.5 "lettuce bed together. Not bad for $19.00 @ Wal-Mart Going to get it planted today.
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Post  AtlantaMarie 8/11/2016, 7:13 am

Nice score!

Your beds look so tidy... And that flat yard! I'd be trying to talk DH into converting the whole yard if ours were that flat, lol!
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Post  MrBooker 8/11/2016, 7:21 am

AtlantaMarie wrote:Nice score!

Your beds look so tidy...  And that flat yard!  I'd be trying to talk DH into converting the whole yard if ours were that flat, lol!
We have another good size flat spot out by the street and my wife wants to fill it with SFG.
    I must admit, it's a LOT of work mixing and filling the beds with MM and as the old saying goes,  "I aint git'n no younger"... lol
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Post  CapeCoddess 8/11/2016, 10:09 am

lol.  It IS a lot of work.  But once it's done, the hard part is over.

That bed is beautiful, Mr B!  I don't have Walmart near me but I'm heading online now just to see ...

WOW! $40 online + shipping. pale

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Post  MrBooker 8/11/2016, 11:02 am

CapeCoddess wrote:lol.  It IS a lot of work.  But once it's done, the hard part is over.

That bed is beautiful, Mr B!  I don't have Walmart near me but I'm heading online now just to see ...

WOW!  $40 online + shipping.    pale  

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The beds are not discounted on their website. My wife saw them at Wal-Mart for $19.00. The Wal Mart near  us still have about 5 or 6 left for $19.00..  Good luck.
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Post  sfg4uKim 8/11/2016, 2:08 pm

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Post  AtlantaMarie 8/11/2016, 3:20 pm

Saw some of those today. And I saw some galvanized metal ones (4'x4'x8" high) for $15 at our Wally...
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Post  MrBooker 8/11/2016, 4:38 pm

AtlantaMarie wrote:Saw some of those today.  And I saw some galvanized metal ones (4'x4'x8" high) for $15 at our Wally...
We saw the galvanized one and also a black plastic one.
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Post  sanderson 8/11/2016, 7:09 pm

Mr. Booker, Is the MM some that you removed from the beds to make room for compost? Wink Looks real nice.

I would stay away from galvanize because from my experience* it contains lead. You can check by buying a Lead Check Swab (R) in a paint department. *Retired Lead Inspector/Assessor.

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Post  AtlantaMarie 8/11/2016, 7:38 pm

LOL! Yeah, I told DH about them and he just rolled his eyes... And I've seen others advertised too. Why would people do that to themselves?
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Post  sanderson 8/11/2016, 7:55 pm

Marie, You mean the lead contamination? thinking

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Post  AtlantaMarie 8/11/2016, 10:23 pm

Yep!
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Post  sanderson 8/11/2016, 11:47 pm

Just curious, how did you learn about it?

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Post  MrBooker 8/12/2016, 6:17 am

sanderson wrote:Mr. Booker,  Is the MM some that you removed from the beds to make room for compost?  Wink   Looks real nice.
  Its all new MM in the new bed. The MM I removed from the beds to make room for compost was used in my new 2x8 Garlic bed. I mixed in 5 buckets of 5 different kinds of bagged compost with it.
         
I planted the new 4x4 sfg yesterday with 4 Chinese cabbage on the North side, 4 squares of "Green Ice" leaf lettuce, 4 squares of spinach and 4 squares of Butter crunch lettuce.

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Post  AtlantaMarie 8/12/2016, 8:11 am

sanderson wrote:Just curious, how did you learn about it?

Are you talking to me? If so, DH was in construction for many years after he was an NBC decontamination guy in the Army. He knows all SORTS of interesting information. Even after 22+ years, I learn from him all the time.
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Post  sanderson 8/13/2016, 3:39 pm

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sanderson wrote:Mr. Booker,  Is the MM some that you removed from the beds to make room for compost?  Wink   Looks real nice.
  Its all new MM in the new bed. The MM I removed from the beds to make room for compost was used in my new 2x8 Garlic bed. I mixed in 5 buckets of 5 different kinds of bagged compost with it.
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Post  sanderson 8/13/2016, 3:44 pm

Marie, His former career sounds really interesting. My years as a health inspector in many different programs (except Haz Mat) were also such a learning environment.

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Post  MrBooker 8/13/2016, 9:31 pm

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sanderson wrote:Mr. Booker,  Is the MM some that you removed from the beds to make room for compost?  Wink   Looks real nice.
  Its all new MM in the new bed. The MM I removed from the beds to make room for compost was used in my new 2x8 Garlic bed. I mixed in 5 buckets of 5 different kinds of bagged compost with it.
Sounds like you are all set.  Bring on the rain.
Yup. Only 4 tenths yesterday but looking for a lot more in the next few days. Been planting my fall/winter crop all day. C'mon fall.
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Post  Dunkinjean 8/20/2016, 10:29 pm

My husband went to a Walmart and returned home to say he saw some beds for only $5.00 and did not purchase them! I said what??  New SFG $19.00 @ Wal-Mart 950477
Since then he has been going around to local Walmart stores and also went to one in Orchard Park, NY (we are currently visiting our sons and family). 
He feels so bad that every time he sees a Walmart he stops to look for a box. 
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Post  MrBooker 8/21/2016, 7:24 am

Dunkinjean wrote:My husband went to a Walmart and returned home to say he saw some beds for only $5.00 and did not purchase them! I said what??  New SFG $19.00 @ Wal-Mart 950477
Since then he has been going around to local Walmart stores and also went to one in Orchard Park, NY (we are currently visiting our sons and family). 
He feels so bad that every time he sees a Walmart he stops to look for a box. 
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Dunkin..  funny post    Now you have me thinking about going to Wal-Mart this morning. I wish I had bought more of the cedar boxes when they were $19.00. They are only 5 1/2 inches high but they are stackable.
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Post  ralitaco 8/21/2016, 11:44 pm

MrBooker wrote:...It's only 5.5 inches high but...
2x6's are only 5.5" high also
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Post  MrBooker 8/22/2016, 10:45 am

My wife just called me from our local Wal-Mart. She found the Cedar 4x4 beds for $9.00.  I asked her to buy two of them.  bounce  (Then I'm done... RIGHT.???)  Evil or Very Mad
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