alleyyooper
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My 2016 raised beds.

I had surgery on April 12th 2016 so I had to rely on my Kare to work them at the beginning. She turned them since I was not allowed to shovel, I decided I didn't need to add dirt for the garden to work.
Here is a view of the 3 after I put sets in place.

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This is my 3d year with raised beds. I started 3 years ago with just one and I could not believe how well the things I planted in it did.

:D Al
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imafan26
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Location: hawaii, zone 12a 587 ft elev.

Re: My 2016 raised beds.

You did a great job. Keep it up by adding organics every time you plant.
Happy gardening in Hawaii. Gardens are where people grow.

alleyyooper
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Re: My 2016 raised beds.

I am not new to gardening. I have been at it for at least 65 years when My mom got all her kids working in the garden at about age 5. Yes I am 70 now so the raised beds do save a bit on the back.
My first raised bed in 2014.

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Taught me I need to learn about tomato plant pruning as they grew to over 7 feet tall in the raised beds.
I also learned if I put the uprights on the ends I could put a cross piece in place and cover when there was a frost in the forecast and extend the growing easier than the old regular beds.

2015 I built the beds then lined the bottom with news paper to keep the grass and what ever from growing up in to the beds.

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All the dirt came from back in my woods. It is all top soil from years of decaying leaves and other stuff found in the woods.

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:D Al

alleyyooper
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Re: My 2016 raised beds.

Some of my tomatoes, vines got to 7 and 8 feet tall.
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A yellow crook neck squash.

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:D Al

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