Added by on 2013-04-04

[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote Here’s a summary of what I did to prepare the soil for the raised beds in my new greenhouse, along with a look at the current layout. It’s really starting to come together. Needless to say, I’m very proud of the results. Video Rating: 4 / 5

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  • mhpgardener 7 years ago

    LOL… I think I had a sore back too. Thanks.?

  • MrPaulnestor 7 years ago

    Great work. I’m getting a sore back looking at the end? results. Thats one well setup tidy tunnel. Thanks for sharing.

  • mhpgardener 7 years ago

    I was speaking in terms of the bagged potting mix. I got a bunch of it on sale back then, and was using it? to fill up the beds. Just getting the beds started, I was looking to put as much “other” stuff as I could to help break up the clay.

  • superslyfoxx1 7 years ago

    Oh shoot.. I forgot to ask. When you mention potting soil do you really mean garde soil or real potting soil for pots? Is it because it has more nutrients added? Thanks? again.

  • superslyfoxx1 7 years ago

    Thanks so much for? your help and comments!

  • mhpgardener 7 years ago

    Thanks. With red clay,? it takes time to get it loosened up. Mixing in compost and potting soil speeds up the process. As for county compost, it should be just fine. As far as I know, it’s made from mostly tree limbs and leaves. I don’t think they put anything harmful into it.

  • superslyfoxx1 7 years ago

    Also on an unrelated? topic …how do you feel about using county compost in the garden?

  • superslyfoxx1 7 years ago

    Nice to see you work with that clay. I am trying to do this as well. Gosh I am so glad I? ran across this video. Thanks!

  • mhpgardener 7 years ago

    Thanks. The preparation paid off,? it was a great year.

  • 1crazynordlander 7 years ago

    Nice Job!?

  • mhpgardener 7 years ago

    I have read about the relationship between? worm castings and whiteflies. I do have some worms in the smaller beds and had no trouble at all with whiteflies. I really need to start some worm bins. Just another of many things on my to-do list. 🙂

  • 684jewel 7 years ago

    I agree with the soil amendments ,I grow inside a tunnel and worm castings are helping me to thwart whitefly Also soil amendments help the plant conserve and use water efficiently. ? My tomatoes are doing well and Im trying to learn how to regulate the temps on the occasional cold nites we are having, Mild winter so far.


  • christschool 7 years ago

    Yes, they look good. I planted mine in clay with a little lime and they looked just as good. I’ve found that tomatoes aren’t that picky about the soil, but they do want? to get a lot of sun and regular watering to keep the roots cool.

  • itsjustdeb579 7 years ago

    Havfe you seen the tomatoes he has grown in? that overkilled ground? didnt seem like overkill to me at all when you get that kind of results.

  • mhpgardener 7 years ago

    I didn’t? want the plants to get hungry. 🙂

  • christschool 7 years ago

    This seems a bit of overkill. Tomatoes don’t normally need that level of amendments, but I understand the enthusiasm. I’ve been guilty of? that myself.

  • mhpgardener 7 years ago

    The ground was primarily hard clay, so not much weed growth at all. And what little there was, I cleaned up with the tractor and? box blade.

  • ThirtytoOne 7 years ago

    How did you completely get rid of your weeds inside the greenhouse in the? first place?

  • mhpgardener 7 years ago

    Thank you mam. I’m gonna find me a can of green paint and? paint my thumbs…then I’ll really be Mr Green Thumb ! 🙂

  • mhpgardener 7 years ago

    Thx. Hope the raised bed is working out well? for you. And good luck with the dear. They can be very persistent.

  • kokonutbaby1 7 years ago

    Amazing work, Bobby! You are Mr. Green Thumb for? sure! =)

  • NVRGVUPGA 7 years ago

    Nice video! I am excited to start my first ever (raised) square foot? garden! It’s 4×8 and I’ve only got one made until I can get the hang of it. Put it together DYI style. Now, I have to figure out a fence to keep the deer out. Shouldn’t be too difficult. Hope not! 🙂

  • mhpgardener 7 years ago

    Thats awesome. 38 yrs is quite a bit of? experience. Maybe I should be asking ya’ll for tips and advice. 🙂

  • Babs Utley 7 years ago

    Fantastic! I am 60, hubby has been gardening for 38 years and we are getting serious not and this was very? helpful! Thanks so much and God bless you 2!

  • lawrencerjose 7 years ago

    amazing info sir, thankyou for your insight!