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Use Raised Garden Beds to Battle Deer and Dirt
The How Do Gardener ^ | March 10, 2012 | Rick Bickling

Posted on 03/15/2012 4:40:37 AM PDT by orsonwb

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To: afraidfortherepublic

Very tidy and attractive garden.


51 posted on 03/15/2012 1:17:51 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: alnick

I have successfully used newspaper and cardboard instead of landscape fabric. I just wet it, put it on top of the grass and assorted lawn greens in my raised beds and added soil.


52 posted on 03/15/2012 2:10:34 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: orsonwb

Make sure you wet the newspaper and use layers of 4 pages or more.


53 posted on 03/15/2012 2:12:13 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: orsonwb

This is the hoophouse I built last year. 12ft wide x 35ft long. It's covered with chicken wire along the bottom, and deer netting over the top. The shade cloth is to protect the plants during these scorching Texas summers. The cattle panel is for climbing plants. The raised beds were built from scrap lumber and filled with horse manure from a local ranch. Watering is done with a simple drip water sprinkler system.

This years project is to widen the hoophouse and add more beds.

54 posted on 03/15/2012 2:18:17 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Money cannot buy happiness, but it's more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes than on a bicycle.)
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To: orsonwb
don't raised gardens drain water very fast and make it harder to get ground water too???
55 posted on 03/15/2012 4:32:34 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: orsonwb
Here's a photo of the raised garden bed.......No raised garden bed is complete without an 8 ft. privacy fence........


56 posted on 03/15/2012 4:45:31 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: MissMagnolia

Hsving enjoyed roast squirrel & rabbit from way back, I wish you good hunting with marauding woodchucks.

Ain’t the size of the rodent, it’s how much sage & onion & garlic you use. Cover & cook at 350 degrees, results guaranteed. Enjoy!

;^)


57 posted on 03/15/2012 8:52:20 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: elcid1970

I have never had the opportunity to ‘try’ woodchuck although we regularly eat venison (& occasionally turkey, dove, quail, pheasant, squirrel & rabbit). If we can ever catch/shoot one of the wee beasties, we’ll give it a roasting. :-)


58 posted on 03/15/2012 9:03:55 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Hot Tabasco

We’re doing the square foot gardening, too. However, we’re on a hillside so there is quite a slope. Nothing can be easy for my husband! He’s having to do a terrace of sorts and only has one 4x8 bed complete with the second one almost done. We eventually want to have at least 16 of them but are hoping to do 4 this year. I need to plant a money tree so we can have it all at once! :0) I’m not very patient.


59 posted on 03/16/2012 8:31:03 AM PDT by samiam1972 ("It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."-Mother Teresa)
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To: MrB

Did you ever get anyone to send you those mimosa seeds? I found one pod that had five good seeds. All the other pods must have been picked up by my bagging mower.


60 posted on 03/16/2012 8:57:02 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Wanna trade for a pod of Honey Locust? :)


61 posted on 03/16/2012 9:01:16 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Just FReepmail me your address and I’ll send the five seeds without worrying about the stamp cost.


62 posted on 03/16/2012 11:24:29 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: elcid1970

An old farmer told me to get the chuckies you need to dig a slanted hole into a small hill. He used stove pipe but I would think that a large drain pipe capped on the end would be better. Put potato peelings and other gormet foods that they like at the bottom. When they climb in it’s to slick for them to come out. Then you just have to pop them. I plan to try it this spring.


63 posted on 03/17/2012 3:39:36 PM PDT by georgiabelle
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To: orsonwb

I have gone vertical hydro for my small root crops and container hydro for my large root crops.

No dirt at all!

Works great...my yields are way up and the resources it takes to get there are way down.


64 posted on 03/17/2012 3:43:28 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: georgiabelle

Roast chuckie with mashed potatoes, mmm!

Sounds like “How to catch a raccoon in a milk bottle: lash an old glass milk bottle to a tether, place a slice of apple inside. The raccoon will reach inside and grab the apple. His paw will not fit back through the neck. Too stubborn to let go, he’ll be there when you come.”

I googled “raccoon” once. Seems about a hundred years ago, raccoon appeared on the menus of the best eating establishments. Guess Walt Disney changed all that.


65 posted on 03/17/2012 6:17:25 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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