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  • brendaclee3
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    Great video! I have recently begun to replace my rotting landscape timbers with cinder blocks and I love it. The? only draw back is that I’m a small woman and it’s difficult to pick up the blocks and build the garden. Also, I didn’t know how to square it up on the edges. My bed is only one block high, but the soil is about 2 or three feet deep. I wish I could have afforded to hire someone to build my beds so they would look as wonderful as yours. Why don’t you write a book with directions?

  • OnlygIobal
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  • Jon Hughes
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    Hi Bryan, Yeah…..I totally Love the Lord Jesus Christ, everything I do, I do to serve Him, may all the Glory reside with Him (where it belongs)
    Matthew 5:16 Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father? who is in heaven.

  • Bryan Webbers
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    Jon. It is nice to see how you are serving others with your hard work. I noticed you added a Psalms under one of your other posts. I don’t know if you are religious or not, but if? you are, thank you for being serious about what you read in Scripture. Nice to see you put your actions where your talk is.

    Garden looks awesome!

  • LUVallova
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    The way I like to do my raised lettuce beds is I plant 9 or 10 plans in the center and then? every 3 months I radiate out to the edges of the bed. That way, the center plants are higher and more workable, then by the time I’m harvesting the last of the outside edge plants, I am replanting the inside plants. It’s the best way I found for easy workability and a constant rotating crop without being over produced. I only harvest leaves, not whole heads and just for household. Cheers!

  • jksatte
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    What is the danger of chemicals leaching? from the blocks and mortar? This looks really good. Did you build those? over soil or cement?

  • Jon Hughes
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    Hi BB, 3? blocks high is? 24″ tall and yes….. mortaring them together on a footing will give you the longest maintenance free life…

  • bb smth
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    love this idea of using the concrete blocks, would help my back so much , can you tell me how many blocks high ,is it three ?and how many blocks total in each bed. and you said you concrete them together ? thanks so much ?

  • Jon Hughes
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    Thank You …my? beds work great… I have 1397 Square feet of beds and they produced 10,699 lbs of food that was donated to the Food Bank (of course that doesn’t include all of the food we and our friends and family ate)

  • Jon Hughes
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    If you can afford it, two foot tall is perfect, all of my best producing beds are 2′, they have the best drainage as well as? consistent soil throughout the 2′ depth.

  • manwithgills
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    Hi Jon. Just curious as to your recommendation on how high to make the raised beds. I noticed you have a variety. What is your logic in? the differing heights. Thanks.

  • gringoloco543
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    Jon, Could you recommend any books? on gardening for a complete beginner? I like the idea of what you’re doing, but I don’t have gardening? experience.

  • Jon Hughes
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    oc00011 :
    I was able to grow and donate to the Food Bank 9173 lbs last year (I will beat that this year, but I am not finished yet), and I only have 1397 square feet of growing beds,? if you wouldn’t mind, I would like very much to hear if ANYONE gets that much weight on that small square footage, I grow a wide variety of vegetables:”

  • oc00011
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    Really amazing work John. I strongly recommend you look up, on wikipedia or something, (if you haven’t already) & apply the following: ‘hugelkultur’, ‘wicking bed’, ‘companion planting’/’polyculture’/’intercropping’/’ecological guilds’, ‘grow biointensive’ – especially on how it makes best use of the space, even just the idea of planting hexagonally (as you’ll see when? you look it up) allows four times the amount of food for that space. scientific studies confirmed&praised these methods.

  • EatThePlant
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    Very nice. I just started on my first raised bed last year. It did very well except for some of the bugs. I now have three beds (added two cinder block? beds). It it really fun to learn, plus you get something good to eat when you are done. I have also been getting into container gardening with tropical fruit trees. Please check out my first raised bed video on my channel and leave me a sincere comment. Thanks.

  • Jon Hughes
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    I did, I was able to donate over 80 pounds of Potatoes last year, and am on target to be able to donate? 200 lbs this year.
    Psalms 146:7 Who gives food to the hungry.

  • MrUrbangreen
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    Your videos look great!!!? You have to see what is happening in our garden Please go to my channel mrurbangreen on you tube… I? think you might be surprised…

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