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Post  jjphoto on 3/21/2010, 5:20 pm

Built this today with my friend's help. Bottom box is 5'X5'. Will start putting the mix together in the next week or so. That's my friend in the middle.

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Post  choksaw on 3/21/2010, 7:37 pm

deffinatly a new and interesting design ggod luck and keep us posted on how it works out btw does your friend need much watering??? he seems to be growing pretty well even without soil lol couldnt help it
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Post  timwardell on 3/21/2010, 8:42 pm

So simple it's brilliant! Great design.
I may "borrow" your idea next year. I'd start out with bottom section - planting only in the corners and potatoes right in the middle. Once the potatoes sprouted, I'd add the second level and plant a different crop in the corners. Once the potatoes cleared that level, I'd add the third. Hmmm... my mind is buzzing with the possibilities. :drunken:
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Post  timwardell on 3/21/2010, 8:44 pm

@jjphoto wrote:Built this today with my friend's help. Bottom box is 5'X5'. Will start putting the mix together in the next week or so. That's my friend in the middle.
BTW, what are the dimensions of the middle and top boxes?
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Post  new2this on 3/21/2010, 9:17 pm

Oh, that is so cool!!! I'm with you Tim; oh the possibilities!

Puh-leeese show more pix as this progresses.
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Post  jjphoto on 3/21/2010, 9:27 pm

I can't remember the dimensions of the middle and top sections exactly, but if I remember correctly they're 43" and 30"... ish. I had them calculated at 42.5" and 30" in my plans, but I cut them just a tidge longer to make sure I didn't have any slippage and the other levels falling down into the lower levels.

Once I get my weed barrier down and my mix in, I'll take some small screws and tap them into the level underneath it. Probably not necessary for most people, but I have a Great Dane that loves to zoom around the yard when we go outside... one crash of hers into the box would spell disaster.
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Post  rds1955 on 3/24/2010, 9:39 pm

That is so Awesome!!!
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Post  chocolatepop on 3/24/2010, 11:22 pm

AWESOME Strawberry Box Icon_eek .... I may "borrow" also
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Post  Theresa on 3/25/2010, 8:50 am

I LOVE it!! Strawberry Box Herz
Very eye catching and interesting !
I want one!! Strawberry Box Icon_bounce
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Post  Wyldflower on 3/25/2010, 11:44 am

... wheels turning...

I definitely want to use this type of pyramid for strawberries... and then I thought it would be wonderful for an herb bed, as well!

Just starting with my first boxes, though, so this will probably be a 'next year' project.

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Post  jjphoto on 3/25/2010, 2:55 pm

Got the "plans" scanned in and loaded up. Keep in mind these were sketched with just me in mind, so I apologize if some of it doesn't make sense. Also, I cut the middle and top tiers a little longer than the plan indicates (probably a 1/2") to make sure they wouldn't fall in.

The little dots are where I plan to put the plants.

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Post  Theresa on 3/28/2010, 3:38 pm

Thanks for sharing the plans!!
If the rain ever stops here, my husband is going to make one for me! Strawberry Box Icon_cheers
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Post  corrermucho on 3/28/2010, 4:13 pm

We finished making the strawberry boxes and we planted them. That is my 4 year old son Quenton who helped plant 50 plants. I hope they will grow and we will have strawberries in June!
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Post  jjphoto on 3/28/2010, 6:00 pm

Hey those look great! Got mine done today too...

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Post  Theresa on 3/29/2010, 4:58 pm

When I got home from work today my husband ( I call him Bob) had mine made today! Strawberry Box Icon_bounce
I'm going to use mine for herbs, maybe a few flowers too.
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Post  jjphoto on 3/29/2010, 6:40 pm

Thanks Theresa for the b-day wish! Wow your garden looks fantastic... can't wait to see how it comes along.
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Post  rds1955 on 3/29/2010, 7:04 pm

@jjphoto wrote:Got the "plans" scanned in and loaded up. Keep in mind these were sketched with just me in mind, so I apologize if some of it doesn't make sense. Also, I cut the middle and top tiers a little longer than the plan indicates (probably a 1/2") to make sure they wouldn't fall in.

The little dots are where I plan to put the plants.

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I Hope jjphoto doesn't mind my "touchup" to his sketch...

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Post  aptgardengirl on 3/29/2010, 11:52 pm

Awesome strawberry box and a beautiful garden Strawberry Box Icon_flower
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Post  jjphoto on 3/30/2010, 8:39 am

Thanks for making my sketch presentable. That looks a lot better.
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Post  Kabaju42 on 3/30/2010, 9:47 pm

Wow jjphoto, did you expect your box to become such a trend?
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Post  boffer on 3/30/2010, 10:09 pm

That's nice, Bob. Is that one of the perks of your job?
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Post  rds1955 on 3/30/2010, 10:56 pm

@boffer wrote:That's nice, Bob. Is that one of the perks of your job?

Nay, thats just an old software program I've had for a few years, Microsoft Picture It! Vers 7.0...

My Job (Emergency Service/Public Safety Communications) consists of: Answering the Phone, Talking on the Radio, Surfing the Internet, (When I can sneak it...) and watching TV for 12 hour shifts...

It's an old photo program I've had for years and I'm surprised that it works with the Vista OS... Strawberry Box Fresse
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Post  MasonGarden on 4/19/2010, 11:37 am

Theresa,

What kind of planter is that in the background of your photo that is shaped like a pyramid? Did your husband make that one also? What is planted in it? It looks great in your garden!
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Post  Theresa on 4/19/2010, 12:54 pm

Yes my husband did make the pyramid shaped planter, it has strawberry plants in it. He build it new this year and I didn't know how it would do for the strawberries, but they are doing excellent in it. There are 80 plants planted in it, plus 48 more planted in the SFG around it.
Here is what it looks like now, a view of all 4 sides.
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Looks like were going to have some strawberries this year! Strawberry Box Icon_biggrin

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Post  aspiegardner on 4/29/2010, 7:24 am

Okay now I have to figure out how to build one of these for this year's garden. I will put the strawberries in the bottom and herbs in the rest.

Big thanks for sharing.
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