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25 September 2008 New Garden Bed 24 by 8 feet
http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?TFABK A new garden bed 24 feet by 8 feet

A new garden bed (24 feet by 8 feet) was made on the 24 and 25 of September 2008. The procedure was; Remove the sod, hand spade the soil, rototill the large spaded chunks, wood chips added for fiber and rototilled in, sod put through a chipper shredder to kill the grass roots and blown back onto the bed and worked in, a layer of vegetative compost added and mixed with the underlying soil. Total time about 12 hours of labour.
 

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That's awesome.
 

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Durgan, you are my gardening hero. I am hoping to expand my gardens, unfortunately it will have to wait until spring. I'd love to have it done soon, but it's just not inthe time or money budget. thanks for keeping me inspired.
 

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Durgan, you are my gardening hero. I am hoping to expand my gardens, unfortunately it will have to wait until spring. I'd love to have it done soon, but it's just not inthe time or money budget. thanks for keeping me inspired.
http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?TNKZN 26 September 2008 Completing New Garden Bed
Mini ties have been installed to have support walls for the raised bed. Total time one hour.

http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?IWBAU Summary: Making a new garden bed.

The tarp for killing grass can save a lot of work, since if the sod is killed it can be spaded under. Two weeks would seem to be sufficient time to achieve this aim. But make sure the cover is light proof.The sod in the area, which had wood chips on the tarp, was completely killed.

This new area will probably become a vegetable plot. I want corn next year, since the farming industry and the researchers have completely gutted corn. It is lousy in taste, and the cobs are always too mature. It would make pig food, not human.
 
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