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Loads of Cedah

April 10th, 2018

Now that I’ve been gardening here for 5 years, I’m finally getting the gardens to the place where I can start adding fences, raised beds, rock walls, hedges, and other permanent features. This summer, one of the goals is to start getting the main garden moving towards the final plan. That means a wide main walkway will hopefully be installed, along with lots of raised beds.
trade eggs for cedar and works well for both of us. This past weekend, I finally cashed in on some of the egg money and picked up two loads of cedar planks to make raised beds. The boards are mostly 2″ x 10″ x 8′, with some thicker ones that will be cut to form anchors in the corners.

The beds will be made 8′ x 8′ and 8′ x 4′. My plan is to have them here and there in an organized fashion throughout the main garden. Eventually, there will be lots of raised beds, but this year we only plan on adding 5 or so. Stay tuned to see the beds being built and the garden being laid out.

What big garden projects do you have planned for this summer?

2 Comments to “Loads of Cedah”
  1. Nebraska Dave on April 11, 2018 at 7:51 am

    Susy, this is year number seven for Terra Nova Gardens. Most of the major garden projects are completed. The wooden fence to keep out the deer is done and the inner fences to keep out the raccoons was completed last year. All the raised beds are done for now. There may come a time for more but right now the thrust is to manage was is there. I have 12 4’X28′ beds that provide plenty of harvest.

    This year I’ll be working on pathways in the main section of the garden by the entrance. I want to brick the paths. The other project is to continue to perfect the irrigation of the garden.

    Have a great garden project day.

    Nebraska Dave

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  2. Chris on April 13, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Great looking cedar planks for your new beds! Can you send the link to the post you did quite awhile back showing the corners you fashioned for your raised beds? They had such a nice look to them that I’d like to try and “borrow” :) that idea for a bed or two here.
    Thank-you and happy spring gardening!

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