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a garden grows in Long Beach
« on: June 29, 2011, 09:57:21 AM »
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  • stoked to enjoy the fruits of our labor.  Nice to finally get out of boxes and actually have soil that is in the ground to work with. 



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    Re: a garden grows in Long Beach
    « Reply #1 on: June 29, 2011, 10:31:46 AM »
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  • the really fun part was sifting the top 8 inches of soil to remove i don't know how many 100s of pounds of rocks on that little plot and the same size one right next to it (not pictured). and then figuring out what to do with said rocks....
     
    but, lowe's ruled for cheap plants to populate the barren plot. we also clearly need to do some serious weeding...

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    Re: a garden grows in Long Beach
    « Reply #2 on: June 29, 2011, 02:50:29 PM »
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  • We had the same issue with rocks in our little space.  Keep them for containers. 
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    Re: a garden grows in Long Beach
    « Reply #3 on: June 29, 2011, 02:59:44 PM »
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  • We had the same issue with rocks in our little space.  Keep them for containers.

    you underestimate the amount of rock we had! it was about 6 or 8 of those 18 gallon party tubs full of rocks that i sifted out of the soil. my wrists were shot!

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    Re: a garden grows in Long Beach
    « Reply #4 on: June 29, 2011, 03:08:08 PM »
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  • We had the same issue with rocks in our little space.  Keep them for containers.

    you underestimate the amount of rock we had! it was about 6 or 8 of those 18 gallon party tubs full of rocks that i sifted out of the soil. my wrists were shot!

    I'm going to assume this is onefin logged on as snaggle and that your wrists were not shot from sifting soil.  ;)
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    Re: a garden grows in Long Beach
    « Reply #5 on: June 29, 2011, 03:09:42 PM »
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  • We had the same issue with rocks in our little space.  Keep them for containers.

    you underestimate the amount of rock we had! it was about 6 or 8 of those 18 gallon party tubs full of rocks that i sifted out of the soil. my wrists were shot!

    I'm going to assume this is onefin logged on as snaggle and that your wrists were not shot from sifting soil.  ;)

    yeah, and it was related to all the "rock" we had  ;)

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    a garden grows in Long Beach
    « Reply #6 on: June 29, 2011, 03:19:47 PM »
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    Re: a garden grows in Long Beach
    « Reply #7 on: June 29, 2011, 03:28:25 PM »
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  • kook, snaggle did most of it herself i think or that is how i remember it.  I may have done one side and she did the other but Im going to say she did it all.  She was a machine, sifter and catch set up and just going to town on the soil, super impressive.
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    Re: a garden grows in Long Beach
    « Reply #8 on: June 29, 2011, 08:04:27 PM »
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  • dude, you guys don't know about rocks until you buy from a developer that took the term Rockaway way too literally. I had Rocks Big and small, I had carburetors, marble and glass in my yard. Building out my 22' x 30' plot was like a modern telling of the John Henry story. Brutal...

    The garden looks great I can't wait to see it in person. Soon

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    Re: a garden grows in Long Beach
    « Reply #9 on: June 30, 2011, 11:52:43 AM »
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  • you guys still have the rocks? we're looking for lots and lots of them to slap under the trees in the backyard. lemme know!

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    Re: a garden grows in Long Beach
    « Reply #10 on: June 30, 2011, 12:04:20 PM »
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  • oh crap - we don't, but it was a nightmare to find a home for them. wish i had known you could use them....

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    Re: a garden grows in Long Beach
    « Reply #11 on: June 30, 2011, 12:41:00 PM »
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  • i jhave two buckets left, they are all yours, I will even be so kind as to drop them at your house.
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    Re: a garden grows in Long Beach
    « Reply #12 on: July 01, 2011, 02:52:44 PM »
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  • i would've even helped to dig them out! if you want to drop them off at a-zone that'd be cool or we can drive over and scoop em up. they're for the new house.

     your place looks awesome. i definitely stalked it but didn't look around back.
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    Re: a garden grows in Long Beach
    « Reply #13 on: July 02, 2011, 07:33:10 AM »
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  • Beautiful labor of love guys, thanks for sharing. Where is the new garden at?
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    Re: a garden grows in Long Beach
    « Reply #14 on: July 14, 2011, 08:10:20 AM »
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  • Collect the rocks and build a reef.  I like the before and after photos, good use of color.