Vegetables and Fruit forum: Aren't I lucky?

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Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo) (Zone 10b)
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AlohaHoya
Apr 28, 2012 10:42 PM CST
My dear husband built me this raised bed a while back and it is producing beautifully!!! Size is 20' x 4' x about 3.5' and 10" deep. Actually I think he got tired of me complaining about the veggies dying.... our native trees are very shallow rooted (because we have almost no top soil on top of lava) so they travel long distances looking for nutrients and a raised bed on the ground can become particle board in no time. Roots even go UP into large pots.... This is so easy on my 72 year old back!!!! It's made with all recycled material except for the plastic liner.... Green Grin!

Here's one 10' section
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and here's the other half
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In it are beets, chard (4 different kinds), kale (3 different kind) spinach, kolrabi, horenso spinach, yukina (the really really dark green leaves in the first photo), leeks, greenonion, basil, cilantro, parsely, asian greens, arugula and some strange greens I lost the tags for.
It's all about choices.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Apr 29, 2012 3:00 PM CST
That's great , Carol! Do you have irrigation in it, or do you get enough rain?
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo) (Zone 10b)
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AlohaHoya
Apr 29, 2012 3:51 PM CST
OH...way enough rain! At least 1/2 inch every night...sometimes lots more!!! If mold and mildew were edible in the forms we grow...it would solve all gardening needs!!!
It's all about choices.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Apr 29, 2012 7:58 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing The one time I was there, they were claiming drought. Since out yearly total is around 13", I could only shake my head. I do realise that it is like pouring water through a sieve there though.
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo) (Zone 10b)
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AlohaHoya
Apr 29, 2012 11:43 PM CST
OH...they are still saying drought. Whistling 'Normal' is supposed to be 160" per year and last year we only got 90"...the year before that 130". Rained 1" today. Shrug!
It's all about choices.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Apr 30, 2012 5:56 PM CST
Sooo, I guess you don't need irrigation. Hilarious!
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo) (Zone 10b)
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AlohaHoya
Apr 30, 2012 9:17 PM CST
Thanks...I'll pass. Whistling Rained an inch yesterday...all day Sad
It's all about choices.

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