The Hampton GardenFarmhouse Landscape, Portland

Design ideas for a farmhouse full sun vegetable garden landscape in Portland. —  Houzz
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Lottie Bardoel wrote:Sep 16, 2012
mariogb wrote:Aug 9, 2013
  • donnamiller1957

    Yes a fence is a great idea. Thanks.

  • minjeeah

    Great Do you need anything else i can answer them??

marionannette wrote:Apr 23, 2012
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    Switzer's Nursery & Landscaping, Inc.
    Real Cedar is the trade association for Western Red Cedar.... follow the link and on their home page there is a link to locating a retailer.... there are 43 retailers in Virginia... let them know you found them on Houzz and Real Cedar website! Happy building!

    http://www.realcedar.com/
  • agider1
    Thanks a lot! I'll call one of the retailers.
tlaverill wrote:Mar 15, 2012
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    Rob Kyne
    Pressure treated posts contain lots of chemicals to prevent them from rotting. We recommend leaving them outside of the cedar to prevent any chemical leaching.
  • cperlberg
    When you bury the posts, do you set them in concrete? Or is it enough to just have them in sunk the dirt? Also wondering if it would be safe to stain and/or paint the outer surface of the boards - that wouldn't leach into the soil where the produce is growing would it? Thanks for your help!
chemgal wrote:Feb 15, 2012
  • tsudhonimh
    Assuming that's a bush squash and 2x12s for the raised beds, looks like about 3 feet.

    Like Rob said, make the paths big enough for your equipment, whatever that is.
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    Solar Pool Technologies Inc.
    No question. Just admiration.
sbwolf wrote:Jun 23, 2014
  • Ginny Mellema
    Would not recommend carpet in the garden
  • vikkilee51

    Carpet? I don't see carpet....I see gravel.


boslaugh wrote:Mar 19, 2012
  • boslaugh
    Also, I see what appears to be metal edging on the borders? Is that right? How do you anchor that into the ground and prevent expansion/contraction from the weather?
  • msstuk
    What kind and color is that stain?
aphtan wrote:Apr 15, 2011
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    Rob Kyne
    We use rough cut cedar and line the inside with pond liner for protection from the soil. We also like to stain the outside so they last longer.
  • hwbudden
    Hi - I really like this design and plan to build in my yard. When you line the inside, are you stapling a liner to the wood and leaving the bottom open? Is the 2x10 lumber setting on the gravel or dirt? Is there gravel under the dirt? Did you put newspaper at the bottom or screen?
Laura Hunter wrote:Apr 4, 2015
  • James Sutherland
    I used 3/4 crushed stone and turned out awesome
ttricia wrote:Dec 8, 2012
  • Teresa Douthit
    You can use just about any aggregate. Granite is pretty but it has sharp edges and it is not good if barefoot, pea gravel is smoother and softer and has great color. This is not my picture so I do not know what was used but it is simple and easy to care for and maintain.
jstaylor7 wrote:Apr 4, 2012
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    Rob Kyne
    The boards are true 2 by 10 rough cut cedar for a total of 20"
bluewater wrote:Feb 20, 2011
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    Rob Kyne
    They are 4' by 8' and we do install drip irrigation from the bottom before we place them.
Michael Ryan wrote:Feb 16, 2015

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