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Postby wags83 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:37 pm

We have a patch of raised up ground in our back yard that has a wooden retaining wall around it. From what my neighbor has said, it used to be a nicely maintained garden but now it's all weeds (mostly thistles). I don't know much about gardening but it's something I think would be cool to get into. I chopped down all the tall weeds and sprayed the whole thing with roundup. It's mostly all dead now. I think I'll go over it with the mower to really get the weed stalks down and then I'll turn the soil and add a bit more garden soil on top. There are a few things we could probably still plant this year if I get time to get it all done.

Does anyone else here garden? Any tips on how to turn a weed patch into a garden?
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Postby cwilkins88 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:56 pm

wags83 wrote:Source of the post We have a patch of raised up ground in our back yard that has a wooden retaining wall around it. From what my neighbor has said, it used to be a nicely maintained garden but now it's all weeds (mostly thistles). I don't know much about gardening but it's something I think would be cool to get into. I chopped down all the tall weeds and sprayed the whole thing with roundup. It's mostly all dead now. I think I'll go over it with the mower to really get the weed stalks down and then I'll turn the soil and add a bit more garden soil on top. There are a few things we could probably still plant this year if I get time to get it all done.

Does anyone else here garden? Any tips on how to turn a weed patch into a garden?


I had one, until I realized it didn't get sun. Make sure to pull all the weeds and till it.
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Postby Tyler » Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:39 pm

How long does round up stay in the ground? You might not be able to plant anything this year.
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Postby wags83 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:16 pm

Tyler wrote:How long does round up stay in the ground? You might not be able to plant anything this year.

I looked that up, apparently not very long. They say if you're planting shrubs or trees you can plant them after 24 hours of spraying and for food plants/vegetables you can plant after 3 days.
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Postby Tyler » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:58 am

wags83 wrote:Source of the post I looked that up, apparently not very long. They say if you're planting shrubs or trees you can plant them after 24 hours of spraying and for food plants/vegetables you can plant after 3 days.

Dang. I would have thought that stayed in the soil for much longer. I know when you use weed-n-feed you can't plant anything new for like a month.
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Postby wags83 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:09 pm

Well, we got the garden in today. Let's hope something grows. We did get some of the pre-grown plants to transfer into the garden and the rest is planted from seeds.
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Postby megatron » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:30 pm

What are you planting?

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Postby wags83 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:32 pm

megatron wrote:What are you planting?

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Various peppers, squash, zucchini, carrots, beets, radishes, various herbs, and cucumbers.
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Postby Tyler » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:19 pm

That's fancy! Mulch path to access everything?
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Postby Tyler » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:35 pm

What's the size of that? 8x8? Those boards are massive
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Postby Huss Buss » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:40 pm

looks really good and nice!
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Postby wags83 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:11 pm

Thanks guys! Yeah put in the mulch path to be able to reach everything. Whole garden is 12x12. A couple of the corners could probably us a little repair but the boards are in good shape.
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Postby JocelynJane » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:36 pm

So cute!! I am jealous... I would love a garden, but I would inevitably kill everything. That's what I do.

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Postby wags83 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:25 pm

JocelynJane wrote:So cute!! I am jealous... I would love a garden, but I would inevitably kill everything. That's what I do.

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Well, we will see if we can do any better. Neither of us have planted gardens on our own before so it's kind of a learn as we go situation.
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Postby bmyoungs » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:16 am

Nicely done

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Postby Tyler » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:36 am

wags83 wrote:Source of the post Neither of us have planted gardens on our own before so it's kind of a learn as we grow situation.

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Postby wags83 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:14 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post
wags83 wrote:Source of the post Neither of us have planted gardens on our own before so it's kind of a learn as we grow situation.

FTFY

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Postby Donomoto » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:35 pm

The first bountiful harvest of the season!!!!!
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Postby Donomoto » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:36 pm

... Banana for scale
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Postby Tyler » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:37 pm

Tonight you feast like kings!

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