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Name: Michele
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tink3472
Mar 6, 2011 7:55 PM CST
For those only over on this channel, here is some photos of the beds we just built. I'm starting with 2 and will add more later. By May I will have the overhead structure for the shade cloth built. Then to figure out my seedling area (in ground or box). Then next year I can start showing off my seedlings.

I will be adding the pine bark, sand, lime, 18-6-12 slow release, & chicken litter this week so I can start planting my new arrivals. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Mar 6, 2011 8:07 PM CST
Bed one
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Bed two
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Name: Kim W
Md (Zone 6a)
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kimkats
Mar 7, 2011 9:13 AM CST
Thanx for sharing Smiling I enjoy seeing what others are doing with their seedlings. Keep those pics coming Thumbs up

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Betja
Mar 7, 2011 9:44 AM CST
Great seedling beds!
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spunky1
Mar 7, 2011 3:35 PM CST
Just awesome.
Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Mar 7, 2011 6:18 PM CST
Thanks!!! Tomorrow they will start being filled with daylilies I plan to use. I'm picking up some from Fred's & I have received some in the mail already.
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Name: Kim W
Md (Zone 6a)
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kimkats
Mar 8, 2011 7:00 PM CST
Have Fun! Hurray! Big Grin
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Name: stephanie king
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rebloomnut
Mar 9, 2011 11:55 PM CST
Tink I need your lumber Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Mar 10, 2011 3:15 AM CST
What, they don't have trees in MT???!! Confused Well, in that case you can come get it. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: stephanie king
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rebloomnut
Mar 10, 2011 9:54 AM CST
Oh I am so poor I can't afford the lumber but I can afford the gas to get there and back Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling my eyes.
Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Mar 10, 2011 11:50 AM CST
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Name: TroubleX2
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TroubleX2
Mar 20, 2011 7:35 AM CST
So let me get this straight. You will put all your potted daylilies you have there in the beds in their pots?
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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Mar 20, 2011 1:27 PM CST
would be really neat if a person could figure out a way to raise beds like that. My mom is not able to get down, bend over very good. April I think they would have to be potted though, or the wood would rot pretty quickly? Don't the pots dry out fast though? What if you put the pots in, and then shoveled mulch over the whole thing so it would appear as though they were planted and couldn't see the pots? I think you'd have to use a pretty large pot though, or divide every year?
Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Mar 20, 2011 8:26 PM CST
The daylilies won't be potted, they will get planted just as if they were going into the ground. The beds are now filled with pine bark and sand. The wood is treated so it should last awhile and not rot. I think Fred's has lasted 7 or so years so far. Thumb of 2011-03-21/tink3472/d387eb
We don't have a well right now, it dried up years ago, so I'm trying an experiment with the watering. I have to try and save where I can on the water bill until we can get another well dug (couple of years down the road). I made drip lines out of pvc and ran it down the length of the beds; it will be hooked to the water hose.
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I can turn the water on and let it do its thing and since the water comes out slowly it will save on usage. I was going to use regular soaker hoses but it was a lot cheaper buying the pvc and doing it ourselves. The reason for trying this is I didn't really want to stand around and have to water everything by hand every day. But, the main reason I wanted to try this instead of putting in a sprinkler head (which I may still do if this doesn't work the way I planned) is because it seemed to cut down on rust outbreaks when I didn't overhead water. The beds with the soaker hoses had 2 DLs last year develope rust. I had to pot up some DLs I ordered in Sept and Oct last year. These I had to overhead water and a lot of these got rust. I've read that other people have noticed this also so we will see if it helps at all.
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Frillylily
Mar 20, 2011 10:12 PM CST
Pine bark and sand ?!? That's IT?

wow. that sounds so easy. you make it sound so easy lol

So then what do you use to fertilize/feed with? Doesn't it dry out fast? This would be a totally awesome set up for someone with tree root problems too!

I am totally interested in your water system there. We live in MO now and water is cheap and plentiful.
We are moving to southwest OK this summer where the water rates are sky high, and not sure we can dig a well.
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We were told that many people doing new construction are putting in septic systems that puts the graywater onto the yard (instead of running out into a leach field)
I would love to set up something that would use this water and put it on a timer so that when we come back to MO to visit in the summer, the plants will still get their water when it is 115 F out there.

We don't have to worry about rust here, as the winters are too cold. But it is unsightly and I can see how it would be nasty to have. I had a plant once that was a rust bucket and I got rid of it. They say the cold winters kill it, and even though I haven't had problems too much with rust, this one plant seemed to always have it, indicating to me that the winter did not phase it. so who knows.

Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Mar 21, 2011 4:25 AM CST
Yes, just pine bark and sand. It's the same mixture Fred (spunky1) uses in his beds; got the idea of the beds and bark/sand from him. My regular garden beds are in ground, but in the new ones I add pine bark to the beds and till in or the old beds I started adding pine bark to the hole when I plant. If you buy plants from nurseries that's usually what is in their pots, pine bark, sand, slow release fertilizer. I have noticed that the big box store plants (small containers or trays) are more peat moss though.
Anyway, I add slow release fertilizer (osmocote 18-6-12), chicken litter (processed), alfalfa pellets, and a little bit of Epsom salt to the hole when I plant. Then once I am done planting I will top dress with more of each. It will dry out more quickly so it will be watered daily. That's why I wanted to use the drip lines. Tree roots is why Fred started using raised beds.
I would suggest soaker hoses or the flexible tubing with the misting sprayers for in ground beds if they are small beds. It's easy to twist and turn around plants and just use the landscape fabric anchors to keep them in place.
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Frillylily
Mar 21, 2011 6:24 AM CST
well the whole set up looks really nice, would be a back saver too I would think.
well I will be in business for a truck load of pine mulch lol
Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Mar 25, 2011 8:31 PM CST
Here's a photo with most of the DLs planted (still waiting for some to be delivered) and the name tags in place. I have to give credit to Fred for all of this. I basically copied everything the way he does except my drip line experiment. It's not working the way I planned though. Since the pine bark is new and hasn't broken down yet more water goes straight out the bottom than stays in the bed. So..... I will adding the regular sprinklers with the misting heads for now.Thumb of 2011-03-26/tink3472/85fae5
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Frillylily
Mar 25, 2011 11:22 PM CST
ok this is a stupid idea, but maybe it will spur some brain storming and lead to an idea not so dumb lol
You said the water was draining too fast through the mulch.
What if you took, one of those thin foam mattress toppers, you know what I am talking about? And cut it into strips and laid that under the mulch? under the pot? or? Would that soak up the water and keep it from draining out? Or I guess it could do the opposite and soak up the moisture instead of the plant getting it? hmmm. They make some kind of little bead looking thingies that are supposed to swell up and absorb water, but I don't know how pricey they would be in a large quantity. Maybe even just a layer or two of fleece or cotton material would absorb the water and hold it until the plants got it, instead of letting it drain out.


Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
Seller of Garden Stuff Region: United States of America Pollen collector Dragonflies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Florida
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tink3472
Mar 26, 2011 4:58 PM CST
Thanks for the ideas, they're not stupid at all!!! However, the daylilies are actually planted and not in pots so I can't go in and add anything under the mulch without digging up every daylily.
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