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Old 08-03-2022, 02:32 PM
 
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You might try cardboard boxes as temporary raised beds - they should last to harvest time.
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Old 08-03-2022, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I'm only working part time this fall so I was thinking I would put in some veggies. I have no garden at all.

In the past I have used lumber to make boxed beds but right now I have no spare lumber and no idea when the universe will provide me with any.

Is it okay just to make the bed by turning over the soil right on the ground and leave it at that? I have a fenced in yard and no deer that i know of. I do have bunnies so I guess I'd need to put up some sort of fence.

Or would straw bale gardening be cheaper/easier?

Or would pots/buckets be cheaper/easier?

I guess my question is...what is the cheapest and easiest and most bunny proof way to put in a vegetable garden?
I've planted my garden every year mostly just turning up the earth where I plant and taking various measures to control weeds. What I do is get about two bags of black kow and throw a scoop in when to amend the immediate hole that I'm planting.

Cheapest will be turning over the ground and putting up a short (24 inch tall is all you need) barrier. Chicken wire or even the thicker plastic netting will work fine.

Easiest will be pots/buckets but then you probably want to buy soil/compost.

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Old 08-03-2022, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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IDK about the winter garden. A few years ago when I lived at the beach I planted napa cabbage, beets and swiss chard which I enjoyed. I would do those again.

In the spring I would plant peas, tomatos, green beans, zucchini, baby watermelons and pumpkins.
Any chance you can answer our questions regarding your "fall" garden you're thinking of doing?
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Old 08-04-2022, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville NC
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Any chance you can answer our questions regarding your "fall" garden you're thinking of doing?
I did...my fall/winter garden was napa cabbage, beets and swiss chard which I enjoyed. I would do those again.
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