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getting a jump on spring

Discussion in 'Fruits & Vegetables' started by majorcatfish, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. Mar 12, 2016
    thistlebloom

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    Looks awesome Major! I can almost smell that tilled soil and Black Kow. :)
     
  2. Mar 13, 2016
    ninnymary

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    Major, those beds look pretty! And you know I like pretty. :p

    Mary
     
  3. Mar 13, 2016
    Smart Red

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    That's looking better than good, major! I think I'd like the rebar better than the 2x4's as well. I hate trying to mow around them.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2016
    majorcatfish

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    well lowes store #2996 in mayodan nc.... called this morning"we will be there in 10 mins"..cool beans
    same delivery driver, he opened the door pulled out the 2x12x16 started to pull out 2 2x8x12 nope dont need those. i need 2x12x12 showed him the picture of yesterdays delivery receipt in his own hand writing it clears says 2x12x12... "we will be back shorty with the right ones"

    so checked on the storm coming our way figured i had time to build the bed, built and installed in record time.
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    as soon as dw and i had it place lowes showed up, well how about that they brought the correct lumber this time and he brought me the missing rebar pin guess 3 times is a charm.
    it started to sprinkle so the other bed can wait a couple days covered the wood and put everything away...

    @Smart Red what lowes calls a rebar pin is really a 3/4" metal stake that has holes in it for nails to make wooden forms for concrete.
    http://www.lowes.com/pd_9883-80032-831947_0__?productId=4008157&Ntt= $3.98 each

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    going to back track to early this morning was able to pop some seeds.
    started....
    spinach
    radishes<both red and white>
    kale
    bok chio
    lettuce <both red and green butterhead>and the last of the red oak leaf.
    beets <both red and golden>
    green onions
    bush beans<both green and yellow>..
     
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  5. Mar 14, 2016
    Smart Red

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    Exactly what I was expecting, major. We've used them when pouring concrete, but I'd never thought of using them on the raised beds.
     
  6. Mar 14, 2016
    majorcatfish

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    had a good laugh today the dw sent me the lowes customer survey on our experience....really
    just to put this way everything was poor except for the delivery person...<not his fault completely> and the online ordering got high marks.

    the one thing a added at the end "lowes use to be a household name"...

    wonder if we hear anything back from them....? got a 20 says no.
     
  7. Mar 15, 2016
    the1honeycomb

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    Hey your gardens are looking great as usual!!
    Been out of commission all last year blackberries took advantage of my being indisposed!! I only last out side about 30/40 minutes then done for the day. Its all good I have lots of garlic and onion s working hard, strawberries and blueberries seem happy. Will be buying plants this year. Keep in touch
     
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  8. Mar 15, 2016
    Carol Dee

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    Hello @the1honeycomb So good to hear you are back. 30/40 minutes to day ...maybe 45 next week. A little more at a time. Slow and steady. I have decided blackberries can be EVIL even when you have an eye on them. Looks like our devil thorns may be going bye-bye to make room for some thorn less ones. :)
     
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  9. Mar 15, 2016
    majorcatfish

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    you should told me would have come over and helped you out... your only a country mile from here....
     
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  10. Mar 15, 2016
    Nyboy

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