Raised bed vegetable gardening

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Growing vegetables in Arizona using raised beds.

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16 Responses to Raised bed vegetable gardening

  1. Nice! I can’t wait until it’s spring here.. not too long to go 😀 almost
    1/2 way through winter. I bought a pack of 200 heirloom seeds, with 150
    varieties in it.. LOL I can’t wait to plant them.. but how many will I
    manage to grow?? lol that’s the question :)

    redcrystal69
    February 18, 2014 at 10:12 pm
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  2. @88dillonzo I can cultivate around the plants while growing, adding more
    mulch during the hotter months to help keep the soil cooler and retaining
    moisture. When the bed is in between growing times, I will add mulch from
    my compost pile and turn over to work in. I have been using these beds for
    about 6 years now, originally adding store bought mulch and for the past 2
    years have used what I am composting only.

    glennforstner
    February 18, 2014 at 10:43 pm
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  3. Great beds!!!!!! What do you do about weeds/bugs??

    Lance LeBouef
    February 18, 2014 at 11:01 pm
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  4. wow great setup

    tigertruckerman
    February 18, 2014 at 11:35 pm
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  5. @Planting81 Summer is now taking a toll on my plants, but they are still
    producing.

    glennforstner
    February 18, 2014 at 11:51 pm
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  6. I love yellow pear tomatoes! I have 3 plants I grew from seed! Do you pinch
    off the suckers or just let them grow? I want mine to look like yours! Your
    plants look great!

    LaurenSarasua
    February 19, 2014 at 12:33 am
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  7. @lebouefgraphics I just cultivate and weed as I have time, it is pretty
    easy since I can reach everywhere and the soil is soft. I have not had any
    real bug problems as of yet.

    glennforstner
    February 19, 2014 at 1:32 am
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  8. Is that a Mesquite tree I see growing on your property? I ask because I am
    told that they are a fast-growing shade tree. Are there any fruit trees
    that grow well in the desert?

    Douglas Malone
    February 19, 2014 at 2:20 am
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  9. Your plants look so healthy : )

    Planting81
    February 19, 2014 at 2:23 am
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  10. Thanks for sharing your beautiful garden and harvest.

    MichelesPlace
    February 19, 2014 at 3:21 am
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  11. Very nice tour Glenn. Your garden is beautiful. I too use raised beds for
    my veggie garden. Living in Northern California, Roma and Grape Tomatoes
    grow GREAT. The Grape tomatoes are indeterminate varieties like the yellow
    pears and that’s why they grow so tall. You should come up here in
    September, there is an heirloom tomato festival at the Kendal Jackson
    winery! It’s fun! ~~ Patty Purcell Haydis.

    Patty Haydis
    February 19, 2014 at 4:02 am
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  12. I usually start by keeping up with removing the suckers, but when the plant
    starts to really grow fast, it usually gets away from me and I just live
    with it. I plant new plants each year but also get plants from seed from
    the fruit that has fallen to the ground before, I leave some of them to add
    to my harvest.

    glennforstner
    February 19, 2014 at 4:16 am
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  13. Very nice garden! Your tomato cages look triangular – where can I get
    those? Thanks for the tour …..pls keep up the update esp what works…

    Lyrehc Cespejo
    February 19, 2014 at 4:17 am
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  14. nice harvest.

    dubargd
    February 19, 2014 at 4:57 am
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  15. What a surprise to hear from Austrailia. I was there in 1981 while in the
    Navy. I was on a submarine and we stopped for a few days in Perth. I was
    very impressed. I am also impressed that you are starting everything from
    seed, I guess I Am lazy and usually buy plants for a lot of the things I
    grow. I will plant seeds for things like radishes, carrots, and beans. Let
    me know how your garden goes when it gets warmer. Glenn

    glennforstner
    February 19, 2014 at 5:45 am
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  16. Since a raised bed can’t be cultivated continuously, what is done in the
    interim? Do you plant “green manures” in the bed?

    Douglas Malone
    February 19, 2014 at 6:24 am
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