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Old 03-19-2015, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC (zone 7b)
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I heard that the pressure treated stuff at the big box stores (yellawood) is certified for use in organic gardens. A little surprising since everyone on the Net says to avoid it, but it could be just marketers trying to sell some product.
Apparently there was a law change in 2003 that changed what could be used in pressure treated wood. It is suppose to be safer and less likely to leach in amounts that are harmful. That said, some people will never believe it. In any case, it will never be organic if that becomes someone's goal. I have beds built with both. Going forward, I will continue to replace wood with non-pressure treated...less arguments that way.
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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How do people manage weeds on gardens that size? Maybe you just have to be less of a perfectionist with it? I have a hard enough time keeping up with my beds totaling 100 sq feet, I can't even imagine tackling your 4,500 square feet.
I use to put mown grass with no weeds or straw in between my rows held in the moisture helped block out weeds. Spent time daily weeding in the beginning as the plant grew taller spent less time weeding. It is manageable just on a larger scale once you get a routine stick with it.
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Old 03-20-2015, 08:03 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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I use to put mown grass with no weeds or straw in between my rows held in the moisture helped block out weeds. Spent time daily weeding in the beginning as the plant grew taller spent less time weeding. It is manageable just on a larger scale once you get a routine stick with it.
Same here Jaxson. I keep the weeds under control by mulching and routine weeding. I eliminate the weeds before they go to seed and that makes it even easier to keep them under control the following seasons.
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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Same here Jaxson. I keep the weeds under control by mulching and routine weeding. I eliminate the weeds before they go to seed and that makes it even easier to keep them under control the following seasons.
Are you for hire?
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Old 03-23-2015, 09:33 AM
 
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That makes sense. I'm not much for routine weeding. I feel like I have four or five major weeding sessions each season instead of checking on it every day or two.
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Old 03-23-2015, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC (zone 7b)
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All my tomato and pepper plants have germinated and are looking good. My Arugula and Pak Choi are getting closer to our dinner table every day!
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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All my tomato and pepper plants have germinated and are looking good. My Arugula and Pak Choi are getting closer to our dinner table every day!
Gorgeous starts you have there!!!
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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I went out today to sow some broccoli seeds and guess what I found? The rutabaga I planted last Fall overwintered! That is 2/6. This was a good experiment, and I'll do it again this year. Good for you potsdam bear starting veggie seeds inside :P LOL I've given up on that.
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Old 03-29-2015, 11:19 AM
 
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Thank you...and i definitly will. I'm not exactly sure where to start. Getting it from my head to paper would be best huh? lol...i look forward to everyones posts.
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Old 04-04-2015, 06:48 AM
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Location: Western Colorado
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It's 22 degrees this morning, so glad I haven't planted anything. This should be the last of our hard freezes so I'll get some onions, lettuce, peas, broccoli in the ground this week. Will wait to May to plant summer crops.
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