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by Naturalhealthrep on March 25, 2006 02:30 AM
Hi...I was wondering short of going to the lumber store and buying 4x8's or along those lines. Is there anything cheaper to use. We want to make a few veggie gardens.
by patches1414 on March 25, 2006 05:04 AM
Hi There! [wavey]

What I use for my raised beds are the landscaping timbers. I bought mine at Wal-Mart about 5 years ago at the end of the season when they tear down the beds they make. They were 2 for $1.00 and I bought 60 of them. I think they were selling them for a dollar a piece last year, but that's still a good deal. Here's picture of one my beds, but you can make them longer or higher if you wish. I know this doesn't help you this year, but you can keep it in mind if you want to add more next year. [thumb]

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Hope this helps! [Smile]

patches [kitty]

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by weezie13 on March 25, 2006 06:21 AM
Naturalhealthrep,
We just used rough cut lumber...
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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by Longy on March 25, 2006 11:36 AM
It's not advisable to use treated timber for vegies. Unless you perhaps line the structure with a waterproof liner, like builders plastic. I use bales of straw. Then add them to the beds as mulch as they break down.

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by Naturalhealthrep on March 25, 2006 11:50 AM
patches1414 oh now that was an awesome buy and it looks great!

weezie13 that looks great too!

Longy thanks I'll keep that in mind
by Naturalhealthrep on March 25, 2006 12:05 PM
weezie what is this flower...I mean what exactly is it's name the orange and green one http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/?action=view¤t=P1010003abcGrnandOrgArums.bmp

I've seen them one time in a plant magazine and they called them candle flowers and I never did find them again...I'd love to find some.
by weezie13 on March 25, 2006 12:24 PM
Those are Arum italicum
*it's the only picture I could find with both
the berries and the flower..*

It's in the Jack~in~the~Pulpit type family..
The flower is hooded.. and is white..
then little by little the green berries appear..

Then as the summer warms up,
they start to turn green to orange from the top down...

And they are gone by the end of summer believe it or not..
and they regrow in the fall time and...
THE LEAVES STAYYYYYYYY GREEN ALLLLLLLL
WINTER LONG UP HERE IN GROWING ZONE 5....

What growing zone are you??
They are usually up to like 9 and preferr,
I believe, cooler temps.. *gosh if they can stay
green all winter and not even be phazed by it..*

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by Naturalhealthrep on March 26, 2006 12:53 AM
weezi.....I'm I belive in zone 9 Los Gatos California. Awesome I'm going to be in search of...first i'll ask the local nursery. thanks [Big Grin]
by weezie13 on March 27, 2006 02:41 AM
Check back in the middle, end, fall time
and maybe I'll have some berries for you and you can try those.......

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by Naturalhealthrep on March 27, 2006 01:13 PM
Weezie....will do thanks! [Big Grin]
by Jiffymouse on April 16, 2006 06:41 AM
by the way, land scape timbers are usually pressure treated with arsenic, so i wouldn't use them for veggie bedss.... [teacher]

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