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Gardening at waist level

Posted by gurley157FS zone 7/8sc (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 22, 05 at 23:06

Just wanted to post this photo for anyone who needs ideas on how to plant vegetable gardens at waist level.
I have three of these 200 gallon containers that were used to ship large palms to a construction site.
Obviously you would have to get someone to set them up and fill with growing medium - and it does take a lot!! However I did fill the bottom half with bulky styrofoam from computer packing boxes, the plants don't need dirt all of the way to the bottom.
Currently planted:
collards, onions, sweet peas, two kinds of chives, strawberries, asparagus, snap beans

DH is building a screen 'cap' for the one planted with strawberries to keep the birds out

Here is a link that might be useful: vegetable garden


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RE: Gardening at waist level

They certainly look delightful, and very productive.

Might you say what the concrete blocks in the photo are used for? Are they part of this system?


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RE: Gardening at waist level

The concrete blocks are the start of another raised bed. As usual, I got involved with another project and haven't finished that one. I threw some some beans in it and will just let them grow there until I get around to working on it some more.


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