Deep beds for cheapskates

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« on: February 13, 2007, 21:14 »
Dreamed up this idea in the middle of a sleepless night and wondered if anyone had seen / tried / discredited the idea ...

1. Cut both ends off of a 3litre plastic milk bottle
2. Dig or otherwise prepare your plot
3. Position bottles (top up) and fill with soil to give an added 8 or 9 inches on top
4. Plant parsnip, carrot, salsify, anything that likes to go really deep

Milk bottles strike me as being better proportioned for this purpose than, say, 2 litre PET drinks bottles.  Cutting away enough of the top gives a reasonable catchment area for rain too.

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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2007, 21:19 »
try this then , old fish boxes the polystrene ones they send the fish to ur local shop in .ask fer em /fil em full compost n sow ya seeds in em . put a bit plastic sheet over top n secure with string ur got a hot house  :wink:  :lol:  and it werks  :shock:
still alive /............

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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2007, 21:29 »
That'll work Munty but knowing how much you loved salsify, I was trying to come up with something you hadn't tried!

Seriously mate, I am totally in awe with the knowledge and ideas which you've got.  Even more impressed by your willingness to share 'em with us all.

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2007, 21:35 »
i must admit to being a mine of useless information , i really must get myself a woman or at least get out more  :lol:

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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2007, 21:41 »
seriosly tho i will tell you i used to sit on watch  i used to like the graveyard shift and i had a notepad and i would dream up gardening or farming innovations and tips  we had  a ships garden club / ok shaun  i know what ya thinking , how the hell can ya garden at sea . we had a load of spaces to stick stuff out of the way ...we even had toms growing in a bolier room on a certain semi flat top lolo , if we went to vist any native folks  on different places i and some the other crew would teach them a few tricks on growing stuff , we caried packs of out of date seeds  to give them . give a fisherman a net and he will feed his family ,give a woman some seeds and spuds ( borrowed from her majesties govt ) and she will provide the chips

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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2007, 21:48 »
most sailors have a girl in every port not a veg patch  :lol:
feed the soil not the plants
organicish
you learn gardening by making mistakes

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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2007, 21:54 »
i ws one them prefered to send a postcard home not carry a load of funny spots home matey lmao :lol:

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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2007, 22:05 »
Ok ... now that we've established which deep beds Munty was NOT into ... can I ask again for comments on the the idea above.

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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2007, 22:09 »
ok i see a fail point here ,,, wind blows bottles over , ? stake them down ? invention time WG

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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2007, 22:11 »
muntjac when i first found this site i thought who's this bloke and found myself switching on just to read what you had to say so funny yet so much knowledge keep it up muntjac you make my day

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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2007, 22:14 »
oooooooooooooooer :oops:

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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2007, 22:14 »
Quote from: "muntjac"
ok i see a fail point here ,,, wind blows bottles over , ? stake them down ? invention time WG
Got that one covered.  You've got a whole block of these for smaller crops, self supporting, or tied with twine.   Parsnip: maybe a double row or leave alternate ones unplanted.

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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2007, 22:19 »
whisky this seems like a lot of work all those plastic bottles if you want raised beds just get 4 scaffold boards and nail them in a square or rectangle

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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2007, 22:19 »
did u see my herb rack stand thingy with lemondade bottles ?, expand on that maybe ?

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« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2007, 22:20 »
Quote from: "muntjac"
i used to sit on watch  i used to like the graveyard shift and i had a notepad and i would dream up gardening or farming innovations and tips

You weren't on iceberg watch on the RMS Titanic by any chance?



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