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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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I have just stripped this garden of the old mulch and waiting for new untreated playground mulch to be delivered. I went with this idea (from Mother Earth News) because the thin top soil is hiding rocks the size of our Buick. The bags are from Lowes store at $1.50 per bag. This will be the third year for this garden. Got a little horse poo to mix with the bagged dirt. The nice thing - no weeds!!
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 11:38 PM
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Is this something new to do? Never seen that before. What's in the bags, pretty dark. And how about the pedestal in the middle? Just curious.
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very nice! The first year I started gardening I built two raised beds and planted bags where I planned to build beds the next year. Got fantastic yields out of the bags.



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What type/mix are you guys using? Never seen this before.
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Won't they get too hot?
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Do you poke holes in the other side of the bag for drainage?

The problem is that I don't know what I don't know.
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The bags are just clean cheap top soil. Yes, poke 3 or 4 holes in the underside for drainage. Too many holes and the bags dry out to quick. When the mulch is around the bags this keeps the soil at a even temperature. The stand in the middle is a strawberry box. This is lined with white plastic, filled with dirt and holes cut in the sides for the plants.
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On the horse manure. Not sure if you used it yet in bags in the past, but be careful with how much you use. The bags are confining the soil, and it will also confine the poop of course. Careful of the amount of hot manure you add in to them. If it's "green" manure (fresh), be even more careful. DOn't want to burn em up.

Looks good. Looks like some onions in a couple already ?

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Thanks for the reminder about the horse manure! I forgot about that!! Maybe a hand full per bag?
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BlkKnt62 -- that is a nice and neat layout!
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