Moving 3 x raised garden beds

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  1. Mark

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    Getting there :heat:

    Just have one more bed to go and I'm done! Moving the soil has been more labour intensive than I expected - it's like doing a double workout at the gym only much more boring... shifting dirt from one spot to the next is killing my brain cells not just my arms.

    I've transplanted the asparagus and ginger into the first bed (furthest in the pic below) noticed today that an asparagus shoot has already popped up 6 inches but I don't know if this is good or bad because I thought the plants were dormant for transplanting. Hopefully, it's a good sign that it likes its new spot.

    In the second bed I sowed some beetroot today in one half not sure what I'll plant in the other half yet.

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    One bed to go...

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    stevo Backyard Farmer Premium Member GOLD

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    top pic, I don't see a beer anywhere inshot? :confused:

    bottom pic, I like the tank painting.
     
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    Point taken - will try and remember to get a beer in shot next time :cheers:

    Yeah, you can actually see the tank painting now that those beds have gone. I painted that a few years ago and made a barrel extension (which can be traversed from side to side) out of PVC pipe protruding from the hut. It has stood up well to the weather and the boys like it - cheers.
     
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    Finally! I have finished moving the three large raised beds :popcork:

    Fair dinkum, by the end it felt like the neverending wheelbarrow... I've just taken 3 aspirins to deal with my shoulder pain.

    My wife said to me in the car yesterday - "Geez, look at your guns they've grown! Have you been doing more gym work?" I said, yeah, it's called shovelling dirt! :p
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    Plants Mark , no good without plants:p

    seriously though what's going into this one?

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    I'm thinking a bed full of salad crops like lettuces, rocket, etc and what we can't eat I give to the chooks and ducks.

    In the first bed I planted my salvaged asparagus and ginger, plus I have a few self-seeded potatoes stuffed in the corner also. The second bed has a full half of beetroot I'm growing from seed and nothing in the other half as yet but I was thinking of using it for sweet potato and letting it spill over the sides.
     
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    ......and a nice beer shot :cheers:
     
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    Thought you'd like that ;)
    I rigged up a ramp to save some time emptying the wheelbarrow (knew my old army trunk would come in handy one day).

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