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Post  choksaw 3/10/2010, 8:32 pm

Here are a few pics of my garden we have yet to add the mix or plant anything due in part that i am waiting on the delivery of the vermiculite but i thought i would post up a few pics of how things are going so far.

Box construction:
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Added the grids:
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Waterproofed with a Cedar Tint:
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These pictures were taken with my cell phone so the quality isnt the best i just finished constructing my terllis's today and will be adding the netting tomorrow and post up some more pics.
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Post  mckr3441 3/10/2010, 9:28 pm

You Rock. Those are great! Thank you so much for posting them. I hope lots of newbies will take a look at what you've down. Your cell phone sure takes nice pictures! Your boxes look deep. Are they 8"? I like the corners.

Keep posting more pics as you progress.
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Post  jinx 3/10/2010, 10:43 pm

Is that cedar? or pine?
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Post  carolintexas 3/10/2010, 10:53 pm

Beautiful boxes! I especially like the corners. Please keep posting pics.
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Post  alicorn2 3/10/2010, 11:30 pm

What did you use to create the grid? I haven't done that step with mine yet
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Post  choksaw 3/11/2010, 12:11 am

the box's are actualy made out of $2 2x4's from lowes regular pine the water proofing i used has a cedar tint to it makeing it look like cedar cause i like the keep wood looking as natural as i can. the boxs are 10 1/2 inchs deep due to the fact that i plant to plant carrots onions garlic and scallions. i left the corners a little bit taller then the box because i have an idea about makeing a cage covering that will slide in between the corners to make a secure wire lid to keep cats and other critters out of the boxs till they are established

The grids were made useing wood lath purchased at lowes (unfortunatly pressure treated) useing half inch wood screws to attach them to each other and to the box itself

12 2x4's were used to make the boxs and another 6 were used to make the trellis which i will post up tomorrow when i have day light to take pictures so a total of 18 2x4's at $2.05 a piece for the lumber all in all i think so far the total building cost comes to roughly $50 for lumber, screws and waterproofing not too bad for 2 boxs

forgot to point out that since both my beds will be sitting attop a concrete slab i used some of the scrap lath under the corners to shim them about 1/4" off the ground so that water has some where to drain out so it doesnt pool in the box and rott the wood or kill the plants

now once my vermiculite i ordered comes in ill be all set to make the soil its the last ingredient im waiting on


and yes the red car in the backround is mine and was used to haul the lumber and supplies home she didnt like me that day lol too bad the truck behind her has no brakes or i would have used it instead


TY for all the nice compliments sometime si just come up with ideas and viola greatness happens some times not so great lol


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Post  boffer 3/11/2010, 12:43 am

And the good thing is, he won't have to worry about weeds in the walkways!
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Post  Ray'ssfg 3/11/2010, 4:21 am

@choksaw wrote:the box's are actualy made out of $2 2x4's from lowes regular pine the water proofing i used has a cedar tint to it makeing it look like cedar cause i like the keep wood looking as natural as i can. the boxs are 10 1/2 inchs deep due to the fact that i plant to plant carrots onions garlic and scallions. i left the corners a little bit taller then the box because i have an idea about makeing a cage covering that will slide in between the corners to make a secure wire lid to keep cats and other critters out of the boxs till they are established

The grids were made useing wood lath purchased at lowes (unfortunatly pressure treated) useing half inch wood screws to attach them to each other and to the box itself

12 2x4's were used to make the boxs and another 6 were used to make the trellis which i will post up tomorrow when i have day light to take pictures so a total of 18 2x4's at $2.05 a piece for the lumber all in all i think so far the total building cost comes to roughly $50 for lumber, screws and waterproofing not too bad for 2 boxs

forgot to point out that since both my beds will be sitting attop a concrete slab i used some of the scrap lath under the corners to shim them about 1/4" off the ground so that water has some where to drain out so it doesnt pool in the box and rott the wood or kill the plants

now once my vermiculite i ordered comes in ill be all set to make the soil its the last ingredient im waiting on


and yes the red car in the backround is mine and was used to haul the lumber and supplies home she didnt like me that day lol too bad the truck behind her has no brakes or i would have used it instead


TY for all the nice compliments sometime si just come up with ideas and viola greatness happens some times not so great lol

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Post  Daynannan 3/11/2010, 9:04 am

Sweet! Nice boxes. My cousin lives in New Port Richey...my grandparents did too, but they passed away. Good luck.
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Post  Lavender Debs 3/11/2010, 9:07 am

Looking good, can't wait to see them in full bloom!

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Post  timwardell 3/11/2010, 10:00 am

Great looking boxes. Looking forward to seeing the trellis. Keep the pics coming.
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Post  mwood4d 3/11/2010, 11:03 pm

Wow!!!!! those are beautiful boxes...gave me some ideas....I can't wait to see the trellis and your garden as it grows..thanks for sharing!
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Post  choksaw 3/12/2010, 3:27 pm

she has it in for me im tellin ya lol the last couple of days we have been under a tornado watch and constant rain so shes keeping me out of my garden.

I have decided that rain or shine im getting the trellis's up tomorrow mainly because my vermicultie will be here on monday and i want everything rdy to go. So i might be a drowned rat by the end of the weekend lol
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Post  Guest 3/12/2010, 8:25 pm

i knows how it feels using the car ta haul stuff the b/h's 00 buick regal has fold down back seats i cant begin ta remember how many 2X4's 1X3 an 4's 8 footers i hauled home from menards even getting the trunk ta close the past couple of months doin a complete bedroom redo. My Garden Pictures Icon_eek My Garden Pictures Icon_eek

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Post  new2this 3/13/2010, 8:40 am

I too am looking forward to your pictures; the boxes are great!
I am not sure how I'll go about my trellis design, so I can't wait to see yours.
Thanks
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Post  cmac 3/13/2010, 10:36 am

Choksaw, where or where were you able to find vermiculite? Please let us know and thanks
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Post  choksaw 3/13/2010, 10:06 pm

My source for vermiculite is posted in a seperate forum under the vermiculite sources and a thread in the lower south sub forum
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Post  choksaw 3/16/2010, 6:32 pm

Here are 3 seperate pics of the trellis design i did hope you like
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Post  timwardell 3/16/2010, 7:21 pm

Looks great! Well done. cheers
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Post  titans01 3/16/2010, 9:18 pm

I really like those trellises. What are you planning on growing on them? Also did you treat them with anything?
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Post  choksaw 3/16/2010, 10:08 pm

The wood fro the trellis wast waterproofed with te same stuff i used on the boxs as for veggies so far
Summer sqaush
Zucchini
Watermelon (sugar baby)
Cherry tomatoes
Cucumbers (straight Cool

i also plan on planting
Onions
Radish's
Carrots
Sweat corn (jersey salt and pepper)
Beef steak tomatoe
Brandywine tomatoe
Dill (to attract lady bugs)
Sweet Basil
Cilantro
Sweet red bell peppers
Marigolds (to ward off pests)

and i will work on more veggies as the seasons change so far ive got these planned for a fall/winter crop

Brussel sprouts
Garlic
Cabbage
Lettuce

its all a work in progress i just need to get better at starting from seeds some of them are a PITA to transplant and others get real leggy befor ready fro transplant
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Post  new2this 3/17/2010, 7:54 am

thanks for posting your pictures....those boxes really look nice.

Not sure if I missed it, but how tall are your trellises?

Also, I'm assuming you can get some pretty good gusts of wind where you're at. Even up here in MN we can get some nasty summer storms. I've been thinking that a tall trellis would just rip off the box......obviously I'm very new to this. Did you simply hold the poles to the box with a few wood screws? That'll hold up, huh? My Garden Pictures Icon_redface

I really like your design - very nice.
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Post  choksaw 3/17/2010, 11:17 am

Yeah during hurricane season it gets a bit windy down here the trellis's are approximatly 6 ft tall and held to the box with 6 4inch deck screws on the verticals and 3 4inch deck screws on the horizontal
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Post  Lavender Debs 3/17/2010, 11:21 am

@choksaw wrote:Yeah during hurricane season it gets a bit windy down here ....
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Post  boffer 3/17/2010, 11:23 am

I think Yogi Berra said that!
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