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Raised Garden Beds

Raised Garden Beds

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Over the last 30 years, I've lived in tiny apartments, a condo and houses of all sizes.  I've also had gardens of all sizes.  The common element in all of those, though, has been raised beds that...

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How to Garden Down Under

How to Garden Down Under

Gardening is a favorite pastime for people around the globe and every country has its own gardening challenges. Gardeners in Sydney, Australia, have successfully learned how to adapt to the rough conditions Down Under.

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A Young Mans First Garden

A Young Man's First Garden

My first experience as a gardening teacher and mentor to a young man.

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QUESTION: best first plantings in raised beds

QUESTION: best first plantings in raised beds

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I recently bought a property in California's Sierra Nevada foothills. It came with a large (36' x 50') fenced and terraced vegetable garden with raised beds, all sadly overgrown with weeds. The weeds...

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Plano Victory Garden - Summer & Fall 2011

Plano Victory Garden - Summer & Fall 2011

My "Victory Garden" last Summer and Fall

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Raised bed designs

Raised bed designs

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Here are two raised beds that were built for the kitchen garden next to The Dutch House in Old New Castle,  Delaware.  They were constructed of cypress wood which is naturally resistant to...

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DIY Square Foot Garden Planting Templates

DIY Square Foot Garden Planting Templates

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These wood templates will save you a lot of time making evenly-spaced planting holes.

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Raised Bed Gardens Reach New Heights

Raised Bed Gardens Reach New Heights

An unusual take on raised beds means planting space for gardeners at every level.

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Plano Victory Garden - Spring 2011

Plano Victory Garden - Spring 2011

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My Victory Garden so far... cheers!

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Spring Gardening in California

Spring Gardening in California

I'm on the road again and one of my last stops was at Renee Shepherd's home and gardens, where my friend Carolyn Dille and I enjoyed a lovely lunch and a tour of Renee's impressive gardens.

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Recyled Raised Beds

Recyled Raised Beds

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I had an old above ground aluminum pool with interlocking side pieces that I was going to get rid of. It was 4'h X 16'w X 32'l. I cut the sides into 1' pieces and was able to make 9 3' X 12raised...

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Raised Beds for Your Garden: Framing Materials

Raised Beds for Your Garden: Framing Materials

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There are many ways to go about framing a raised bed and material ideas are endless. There's only a couple of things that deserve some consideration before you put one or two together this spring.

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Planting Large Seeds in a Raised Bed

Planting Large Seeds in a Raised Bed

It's Fall planting time again! Here I show you how I plant large seeds in a raised bed.

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Raised Bed Pest Cover - Redux

Raised Bed Pest Cover - Redux

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With Fall planting right around the corner, it was time to re-cover my raised bed "defense system".

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Video: Creating School Raised Bed Gardens

Video: Creating School Raised Bed Gardens

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Our Camarillo Community Gardens members, members of the Master Gardeners, school staff, parents and students came together to create a new batch of raised bed gardens at a local school. The response...

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Raised Beds: Who Has a Cool Design?

Raised Beds: Who Has a Cool Design?

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Looking for raised-bed design ideas? Check out the photos posted by VegetableGardener.com members, and show us your own creations.

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The Benefits of Raised Garden Beds

The Benefits of Raised Garden Beds

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If you've never grown vegetables in raised beds before, I promise that once you do, you'll be spoiled for the rest of your gardening life.

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My 2010 North Carolina organic garden

My 2010 North Carolina organic garden

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I planted seeds for 37 different varieties of vegetables (including tomatoes) April 29th 2010.  I got a late start this year. This will be my first year of organic gardening also.  I...

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Raised Beds in Winter

Raised Beds in Winter

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I chose to build raised beds in a somewhat decorative pattern to increase interest in the wintertime.

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Raised Bed Kitchen Garden in Ohio

Raised Bed Kitchen Garden in Ohio

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We built this colonial style kitchen garden or "Potager" last year . . . Much fun as well as much hard work!  We will see what surprises the garden gives us in 2010 ! Enjoy!

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