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City Chick
True Blue Farmgirl

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Deb
Chattanooga TN
USA
1387 Posts

Posted - May 14 2020 :  1:38:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is our first gardening year here in Tennessee. Our property is on a slope so we had to plan for lots of water runoff. We decided on a cement block raised bed - since we have about 1" of soil that is on top of rock. There is no digging here. We lined the block with plastic then did a sort of hugelkulture in the beds. Sticks, leaves, mulch, then garden soil delivered from the local gardening center. Everything under the soil starts to compost and break down.

We had a couple of nights last week with frost so we hooped and covered with plastic. We just finished up the hooping so it's more stable and we can *hopefully* have something growing year round.

We plan on adding more raised beds in the middle. Maybe in the fall.










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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5532 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5532 Posts

Posted - May 14 2020 :  1:41:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice garden. Love the bed with hoops to protect against frost. Happy gardening.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

2691 Posts

Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
2691 Posts

Posted - May 14 2020 :  5:41:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice!!! It looks like its rabbit proof too! :) I pray you get loads of goodies from m.j it this year!

Farmgirl #7103
FGOTM January 2018
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
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gramadinah
True Blue Farmgirl

3519 Posts

Diana
Orofino ID
USA
3519 Posts

Posted - May 15 2020 :  09:24:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is my garden.

Farmgirl Sister #273
Well the video wonít load.
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Edited by - gramadinah on Jun 07 2020 06:10:47 AM
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4318 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4318 Posts

Posted - May 15 2020 :  12:52:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice garden, Deb! We have been throwing out ideas on how we want our garden when we build it and itís similar to yours. We want to make sure to have a fence as well to help keep the animals out of it. Good luck with your garden. I hope itís very successful.

Krista
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City Chick
True Blue Farmgirl

1387 Posts

Deb
Chattanooga TN
USA
1387 Posts

Posted - May 17 2020 :  08:20:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have a lot of deer here so we had to have something high enough to keep them out.

I just hung a few pie tins from the hoops to keep whatever is snacking on the flowers of my patty pan squash away.

I'm so happy that my potatoes have sprouted. My first time trying with potatoes from the grocery that sprouted before I could use them up.

It's coming along.

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14435 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14435 Posts

Posted - May 18 2020 :  6:46:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Deb,,, LUV your garden...

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City Chick
True Blue Farmgirl

1387 Posts

Deb
Chattanooga TN
USA
1387 Posts

Posted - Jun 03 2020 :  06:52:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
definitely learning here. I pulled out all the turnips I put in by seed. They didn't produce anything but a spindly root. Guess it was too warm for them. I put okra in their place. So far my chard & broccoli is doing well. I just hope the 90 degree weather thats coming doesn't kill them.

I planted some cauliflower by seed and now I see they like cool weather as well. (sigh) I'm learning. I need to pay more attention to what likes what weather. Those plants may go as well and I'll replace with a hot weather loving plant.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5532 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5532 Posts

Posted - Jun 03 2020 :  07:02:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Deb, I'm still learning about when to plant; water needs; how much sun/shade; and whether to fertilize or not. A new plant means looking it up to see what it needs. I should keep records but I don't always do it.

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FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14435 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14435 Posts

Posted - Jun 03 2020 :  6:34:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Deb.. is that a Gnome I spotted in your garden???
Gotta luv whimsical Garden Gnomes!
:>)

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City Chick
True Blue Farmgirl

1387 Posts

Deb
Chattanooga TN
USA
1387 Posts

Posted - Jun 05 2020 :  06:41:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes! I have 2. One old guy who needs his outfit re-painted and a newer one laying down reading.

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City Chick
True Blue Farmgirl

1387 Posts

Deb
Chattanooga TN
USA
1387 Posts

Posted - Jun 06 2020 :  3:12:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hubby & I added a soaker hose to the garden today. I think I turned the water on too high because it flooded the middle part of the garden (where nothing is planted) and it's all soggy now. Lesson learned.

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City Chick
True Blue Farmgirl

1387 Posts

Deb
Chattanooga TN
USA
1387 Posts

Posted - Jun 10 2020 :  3:00:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Starting to harvest



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City Chick
True Blue Farmgirl

1387 Posts

Deb
Chattanooga TN
USA
1387 Posts

Posted - Jun 11 2020 :  2:51:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I picked chard tonight for dinner. Imagine my surprise when the biggest spider Iíve seen in my life fame running out with her eggs when I was washing the stalks. #128561; I had to yell for hubby. I was not brave. #128542;

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1281 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1281 Posts

Posted - Jun 11 2020 :  3:07:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice harvest (except for the spider).

Judith

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City Chick
True Blue Farmgirl

1387 Posts

Deb
Chattanooga TN
USA
1387 Posts

Posted - Jun 13 2020 :  11:12:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I picked chard tonight for dinner. Imagine my surprise when the biggest spider Iíve seen in my life fame running out with her eggs when I was washing the stalks. #128561; I had to yell for hubby. I was not brave. #128542;

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Farm Girl #790

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BeckyT
True Blue Farmgirl

73 Posts

Rebecca
Byhalia Ms
USA
73 Posts

Posted - Jun 15 2020 :  02:08:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yikes to the spider!

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