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Offline 2-Wheeler

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Re: Breaking ground for new garden
« Reply #60 on: February 25, 2007, 09:11:08 PM »
I put in a garden about that size a few years ago. We have plenty of boulders here in Boulder County, so it can be tough on tillers.  While I think the newspaper block can work too, we chose to go with tilling to break up the soil deeper so it wouldn't require quite as much new soil in the boxes.  We used a big commercial grade Baretto rear tine as shown in this picture:

These tillers are available at many local rental centers and can do a big job in a hurry.

You can see more pictures of the final garden on the Flickr site:
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Re: Breaking ground for new garden
« Reply #61 on: February 26, 2007, 08:22:22 PM »
Kev, as far as I know they're mutts, Rhode Island Red crosses, nothing special.  I know of one person who has Buff Orpingtons and Golden Comets, they eat slugs, too.  Maybe it's the type of slug?  I dunno.  I'll find out this spring when we get ours.

Wow, please let me know. I might be willing to drive your way to get chicks if they'll do slug patrol.

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Re: Breaking ground for new garden
« Reply #62 on: February 26, 2007, 09:49:12 PM »
David, I had a good look at your garden and flower pictures.  Man, have you done a nice job on the raised beds.  It looks like some of the professional horticultural gardens that we see here in our big city.  Excellent work.  It is so nice to work in raised beds like that.

I do not have that luxury.  My gardens are all over the place, helter skelter with kind of undefined edging.  I have to do a lot of bending over and kneeling.  consider yourself lucky to have these types of gardens.

I also looked at the flowers, some very pretty ones.  I love dianthus.  I think that you have a couple of pictures of this flower.  Beautiful.  Awesome day.  Cindi
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