guess this!

sweetwm007(6 b)April 10, 2007

i am in the process of building raised beds. the dims are: 16 ft long 12 inches deep and 30 inches wide. they are white oak and weigh about 350 lbs. so far i have put in 8 20 lbs bags of humus, 8 20 lb bags of topsoil and 8 20 lb bags of manure. take a guess at how many for one bed. i will let you know when i finish the first one. got 5 to go.

william- in yellville

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I built three 4x8 beds and one 4x20 beds, all 20 inches deep. Each of the 4x8 beds hold around a cubit yard of dirt, though I filled them with shredded leaves, compost, vermiculite, and peat moss. James

    Bookmark   April 10, 2007 at 10:51AM
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sweetwm007(6 b)

james- i don't know exactly what a cubit is but by your dims, you had to move a lot of material.

instead of buyers remorse this is new project remorse!


    Bookmark   April 10, 2007 at 10:24PM
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oakleif(z6 AR)

It's been so long since i made my flower beds. I don't remember how much i put in them.

I put pretty much what you did William,except i used chicken litter. I remember it was a big big job and i did just a couple each year.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2007 at 2:17AM
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sweetwm007(6 b)

this has been a large task for me. just locating/ moving the beds is a major effort.

just too many rocks to do any tilling.

built 4 bluebird birdhouses this past jan. and was trying to put the poles in the ground and have almost worn out a 2 lb sledgehammer. whew!!!!!!!!!!


    Bookmark   April 11, 2007 at 9:31AM
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