- Jan 14, 2019
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- Birmingham AL (Zone 8a)
Just judging it from a distance but I am guessing you have about 2 months worth of casual projects in front of you! Good Luck! Take Aspirin!being a wonderful bluebird sky day and 59* decided to get motivated on a few gardening chores
trimmed up the muscadine grapes..
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cleaned out all the birdhouses dang they were full
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cleaned out the asparagus bed..
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not much i can do at this point till the ground dries up a wee bit in the main garden, so the weeds have a chance to grow a little more..
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and then there is the raised bed area..
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all the wood is rotted in every bed, have decided not to go back to wood rather going to make them out of cinder blocks. plus going to reduce the size of the area, going to have 5 12x4 beds and a couple smaller ones for herbs and reduce the fencing as well...
it was fun having all those beds but as i get older it's just a little overwhelming.....
having thought about going back to pine, but that only last 2-3 years, the other option was pressure treated lumber yes that lasts longer, but cost is out of the question plus still to this day i dont feel comfortable using it in a veggie garden even though they say it's safe.
so going with cinder blocks and caps of course there made with fly ash from the power plants, but i can handle the lesser of the evils since they only use a small percentage into making them, the only draw back of using block it would be harder to do a winter garden if i wanted to that again. but the block will never need replacing.