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    Somne woodworking .... some gardening...

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    That sure is "from the tree to the dinner table" approach Some year I would like some raised gardens for the ease of an old back Nice job John and nice project

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    Great stuff John!

    All I managed this year was 1 green pepper and lots of grape tomatoes...they're still coming too. I left for a week that was suppose to be wet, but instead we got temps of over 100 and most plants got fried! I plan on expanding next year (I'll also will have someone water for me when I leave town. )
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    Looks good John. I need to do something along those lines around here.
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    That looks great John. Very jealous of the beans. They look pretty good.

    We've had a tough gardening year here. 90 day growing season, and coming from the midwest I need my homegrown tomatoes every year...

    We put in 9 4'x8' raised beds a few years ago and I love gardening in them. This year we finally got a water line run out to the garden and have everything on it's own drip system.

    We had several late hard frosts that made it hard to get anything growing this year. But things are looking ok for the tomatoes.

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    Jealous of the beans too. My pole beans are 7 feet tall and not one bean
    Looks great John.
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    We're USDA 6a/6b. 4410 elevevation. Last frost is about mid june, first frost is mid september.

    We put up the raised beds because we had to. No real dirt to grow things in around here, just too rocky. The raised beds were easy compared to digging the holes for the fence posts that go around them. I can't go outside without seeing at least 5 rabbits looking wistfully through the fence wanting to get at the plants. In fact we had a breach in the fence and some little rabbit was able to get in earlier this year and nailed a lot of the plants till we got the fence fixed.

    Now I'm in a battle with the ground squirrels...

    Thinking about getting a green house for next year so we can get an earlier start on things.
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    Brent, I applaud your efforts to grow anything where you are. A greenhouse would probably help a lot! Better start planning now...maybe you could buy one now and store it in the shed until you have time to put it up......oh wait....nevermind...
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