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Hey! I've not died and been buried in the pile! [Jun. 30th, 2011|03:14 am]
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Just thought I'd check to see if everyone was still playing nice. I don't do much LJ anymore due to time constraints and yuk advertising. BUT I did want to see how things were going here. If there's anything that needs brought to my attention, please let me know.

I'm thinking there's a ton of you here that have never seen me post. *gasp* D:

This year I got a couple of folks I care about to turn my bed. They got a foot down, called it off for the day and then a deluge happened. I currently have a clay pit in my back yard baked by the sun with a lumpy mass all around one side with my bin at the end. Seems the soil hits hard pan about a foot down. So without a pick ax I think we're stuck. Seriously thinking about encasing the entire row in mesh and raising a huge lasagna bed. What would you use to contain this raised bed? I used single landscape timbers several years ago, but they're now eaten up and need tossing. Operative words here: Damn Cheap if not Free.
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[User Picture]From: kyryn
2011-06-30 07:00 pm (UTC)
Cinder blocks run pretty cheap, but I'd also suggest checking the free section of Craigslist or your local Freecycle.
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[User Picture]From: trika
2011-06-30 08:29 pm (UTC)
I did a raised lasagna bed for daylilies. Four of them actually. I didn't use anything for the sides, just edged around the bed in concrete pavers (for aesthetic reasons only) and let the sides of the bed slope down to the pavers. Not much runoff and I just sweep any loose soil back into the bed.

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