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billfromlachine



Joined: 08 Jul 2018
Posts: 26
Location: Montreal Canada
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 18 3:43 pm    Post subject: testing garden picture posting....  Reply with quote    

Folks,

Let's see if these pictures from my garden works.

Regards
Bill

First picture along the fence are black raspberries + red currants protected by netting to keep the birds away...lol.

In the foreground some potatoes and yellow bush beans.

In the back some tomato plants and in the front celery root.


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2nd picture covers a bit more garden you can see in this pictures 3 raised beds in the back part well there's a total of 18 tomato plants mostly standard red tomatoes with a couple of plants of cherry tomatoes and yellow tomatoes so my wife can make her famous tomato marmalade. Last year 250 lbs or so of tomatoes. There's a good size basil plant in the front of one of the boxes(we use that fresh also to make pesto which we freeze in ice cube trays and use throughout the year) .

Front box of the left is some lavender and winter savory. Along the back fence there's some more black raspberries and red currants.


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In the foreground an elderberry bush. Along the side of the storage shed with the hoops and netting we have some swiss chard and brussel sprouts to protect them from insects. also there's some garlic and more black raspberry bushes along the fence which should start producing next year.



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In this box there's some more celery roots and brussel sprouts, a couple of extra hot habanero pepper plants, leaf lettuce and some garlic and green onions/scallions, not shown in pots behind this bed are some carrots as well as assorted herbs such as sage, rosemary, thyme, oregano, etc...and along the back off the house we have some black currant bushes.



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Last edited by billfromlachine on Tue Jul 10, 18 4:53 pm; edited 6 times in total

sean
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 18 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not for me.

You can post photos directly to the forum using the 'Attach File' link at the bottom of the text box.

billfromlachine



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 18 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sean,

OK just reposted directly as thumbnails. Thank you for the assist.

Regards

Bill

sean
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 18 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Looks good.

billfromlachine



Joined: 08 Jul 2018
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Location: Montreal Canada
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 18 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sean,

It's surprising how much you can grow in a relatively small space. We've already picked about 10 lbs of red currants and still probably that amount left to pick.

I'll be heading out to give my wife a hand shortly.....she'll be running out of preserving jars.....

Regards

Bill

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 18 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

great seeing successful deep beds..aren't these bed walls things that come round pallets of tiles or something similar?

billfromlachine



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Location: Montreal Canada
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 18 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gz,

These were actually made from what's called composite wood which is a misnomer since they're actually made from recycled compressed plastic but it does help the environment and zero maintenance.

You could also make them out of salvaged pallet wood or other reused material.

Raised beds in our area is pretty much the only option as our soil is heavy clay and like concrete to work with otherwise.

Regards

Bill

gz wrote:
great seeing successful deep beds..aren't these bed walls things that come round pallets of tiles or something similar?

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 18 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

When I was a child we lived on clay. Dad used to slab it up in the autumn with a spade and let it break down over winter. He added a lot of compost I think too. FIL added so much leaf mould to his garden (courtesy of the local wood) that it is now quite nice soil.

We have raised beds as I find them easier to deal with and far less daunting than being faced with a large patch of ground. Ours have wooden sides, but need to be rebuilt, as even the oak they are made from rots in time.

DavidLaw



Joined: 10 Jul 2018
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Location: London
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 18 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

looks nice ..!

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 18 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tidy ( unlike my yard )

the composite recycled plastic for bed sides is an ace idea, did you get them as flatpack kits or is it a matter of cutting lengths, slots etc etc ?

gz



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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 18 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

billfromlachine wrote:
gz,

These were actually made from what's called composite wood which is a misnomer since they're actually made from recycled compressed plastic but it does help the environment and zero maintenance.

You could also make them out of salvaged pallet wood or other reused material.

Raised beds in our area is pretty much the only option as our soil is heavy clay and like concrete to work with otherwise.

Regards

Bill

gz wrote:
great seeing successful deep beds..aren't these bed walls things that come round pallets of tiles or something similar?


Our soil is the same...like a sodden sponge the minute it rains,like a brick otherwise

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 18 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Looks very tidy and well organised.

I can relate to the raised beds as we are on a mix of heavy clay and massive rocks.

billfromlachine



Joined: 08 Jul 2018
Posts: 26
Location: Montreal Canada
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 18 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mistress Rose,

The current beds were installed last spring, however, prior to that they were wood and were badly rotting away.

Now we just have cedar wood boards along the back and side fence and cedar has a long life without treating it, however, it is very costly.

Regards + HH

Bill



Mistress Rose wrote:
When I was a child we lived on clay. Dad used to slab it up in the autumn with a spade and let it break down over winter. He added a lot of compost I think too. FIL added so much leaf mould to his garden (courtesy of the local wood) that it is now quite nice soil.

We have raised beds as I find them easier to deal with and far less daunting than being faced with a large patch of ground. Ours have wooden sides, but need to be rebuilt, as even the oak they are made from rots in time.

billfromlachine



Joined: 08 Jul 2018
Posts: 26
Location: Montreal Canada
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 18 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Shan,

Thank you. We have been gardening this plot for 30+ years and the first years rocks, rocks and more rocks along with tons of mulch, compost, peat moss, etc to build up and loosen the soil....so it took a long time to get things to this stage.

Regards + HH

Bill

Shan wrote:
Looks very tidy and well organised.

I can relate to the raised beds as we are on a mix of heavy clay and massive rocks.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 10125

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 18 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We use our own western red cedar for the compost heap boards, but used oak for the raised beds. We have made a raised bed for son's in laws our of western red cedar. We really need to repair ours with some.

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