Raised Bed Gardening at its Finest 2-18-2010

Raised Bed Gardening at its Finest 2-18-2010
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25 Responses to “Raised Bed Gardening at its Finest 2-18-2010”

  1. at least u won’t starve, looks good

  2. Jonehughes3384 Reply May 9, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Yeah, They are all mortared together, the corners are solid filled with tubes added for trellis supports , and they were constructed on a solid footing that contains rebar. If you watch all the videos you can see them being made.

  3. are cinder blocks cemented together or do they have rebar to keep in place?

  4. Be aware that they don’t last forever and when they start to crumble they are difficult to get rid of. I prefer the new plastic fake wood that you can put together to make squares.

  5. Jonehughes3384 Reply May 9, 2012 at 3:11 am

    Yeah, I hear ya, but you don’t need to look for used block, what you want to find are 2nds, the makers of Blocks can’t sell blocks with any defects as 1st Run ,so they sell them for 1/2 price as seconds, find a local maker of blocks (ask any mason), and go to the facility and buy them at a great discount (they are not broken, they just have small chips).

  6. Jonehughes3384 Reply May 9, 2012 at 3:45 am

    7 Southern Oregon
    

  7. What growing zone is this?

  8. Sham you can’t grow concrete blocks in your garden. Nice video..

    Thanks

  9. Jonehughes3384 Reply May 9, 2012 at 5:11 am

    I am totally Blessed ;-)

  10. awesome set up with lots of variety

  11. Jonehughes3384 Reply May 9, 2012 at 5:50 am

    Floating row covers, trellises, shade cloth, depends on the season and what I am growing, constantly changes, works totally awesome ;-)
    

  12. that looks like a back-friendly way to garden.

  13. Jonehughes3384 Reply May 9, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Big Sweet Onions (like biting into an apple ;-)

  14. What are wala walas? (sp?)

  15. Man I wish I had this setup in my backyard!

  16. Thats a lot of cinder blocks!

  17. Jonehughes3384 Reply May 9, 2012 at 8:25 am

    You can see all of my videos, they describe the whole set-up ;-)

  18. Hello,
    Those large beds that are made out of cinder blocks. Are those dirt all the way down? You have a very nice set up!

  19. Jonehughes3384 Reply May 9, 2012 at 9:49 am

    No mercury leaches into the soil,although it would act as lead does, it can’t be taken up by the roots.

  20. Nice vid! Question: most modern concrete mixes & products have mercury added, I’ve been told, to supress molds and things. Do you know if these blocks contain mercury? Thanks!

  21. - Eat more venison! (Smile!)

  22. Southern Oregon…..lots and lots of deer ;-)

  23. What zone are you in? Fending for Deer?

  24. Awesome looking garden!

  25. I liked how you made the grape arbor. I used to have grapes in my garden, but they attracted and were eaten up by so many japanese beetles that I decided to remove them. Do you also have this problem, and if so what do you do to prevent them?