Home garden

Blackbeard

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Does anyone have a home garden?

I've been looking to have a small box on my deck, and set it up...however it's been less than impressed with the way it traps water creating a pit for mosquitos.

I think next year I will start a raised garden in the yard.
 

johnfischer

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We did a raised bed garden this year on the deck, since the home owner didn't want me tearing up the yard. It was smaller than I wanted but got quite a bit out of it considering. All in it was about 12 inches deep (2 2x6s), 6 feet long and 3 feet wide. For drainage I think I had a bit too much with this design. The whole bed was raised about 18 inches off the ground with 4x4 legs. the bottom of the bed had 1x2 rail along the bottom of the bottom board and 1x2 ribs across the bed width ways 1 rib about every 3 inches or so. On top of the ribs was chicken wire, and on top of that I put weed barrier to hold the dirt. We did beans, lettuce, and carrots in it. The carrots went gang busters, the beans were ok and so was the lettuce. I did have to make sure it got watered regularly when it didn't rain to keep the soil moisture up. And with any garden I found my self needing to weed it every so often. This wasn't too bad because it's raised so it's easier on your back.
 

TechAdmin

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If this pandemic has shown us anything, it's the importance of self-reliance.

Gardens are great ways to avoid folks, and. keep you active during a time when you have to stay home.

I'm currently looking at ways to grow more at home over this summer.
 

johnfischer

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The great thing about gardens is that you don't really need a lot of land. Buckets, pots, heck trash bags can be used to grow produce, flowers and anything else you want. I currently have some garlic growing inside in a flower pot.
 

TechAdmin

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My chives are going crazy. Hoping to add some more herbs to start with, as flavor is so important to eating well...and often over looked IMO.

Tomatoes would be a nice addition next growing season for me.
 

johnfischer

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My chives are going crazy. Hoping to add some more herbs to start with, as flavor is so important to eating well...and often over looked IMO.

Tomatoes would be a nice addition next growing season for me.
I got a bit of a late start this year with the garden I just got potatoes and shallots in the ground. I'm trying some sweet peppers this year and they just sprouted in their starter cups inside. Lettuce is sprouting outside and our herbs are doing pretty good too. I've been growing a single garlic since about February and it still seems happy inside.
 

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