Mine are made from 2X6 lumber and I couldn't tell if there was too much heat. I watered my veggies everyday anyway. The new ones I am going to build will be made from 2X12 lumber. I want them to be deeper as I have clay soil. I talked to my yardman today and advised him I needed more. I will try to buy the lumber tomorrow and have him to put them together for me if he has time on Monday. If not after I get my IV for my RA Tuesday I should be in less pain where I can put them together.Dor, doesn't it keep the heat in to much? We were going to make some out of tin but I thought that it would dry it out faster?
I'm sorry Dor, I saw the post that sunflower3 posted and I was talking to my granson at the samed time and meant to ask her. My mind just isn't on things when the gradkids are here. LOL Mine are out of wood, also. I like them.Hubby made me one from stainless steal and I love it, I will last for ever..
Dor I lined mine with blue tarps from the $1 store. Cheap and lots stronger then plastic. Four years and no holes from garden tools.I will be putting landscape fabric on the bottom and line my sides with plastic if I can't find weather resistant lumber. HD has treated lumber and suggested I line all sides with plastic.
I have bush and pole beans to plant. I bought some bamboo stakes to tie them to. Kim how do you place your bamboo. I saw a picture of teepees made out of bamboo. I am new at this so I will be experimenting.My beans are bush beans but I'm putting bamboo by them with string, will do the same with the cukes. How do you get squash to grow up?
train them to grow up whatever yo uhave for them to grow up on, you might have to tie the vines with panty hose or something to get them growing up for awhileMy beans are bush beans but I'm putting bamboo by them with string, will do the same with the cukes. How do you get squash to grow up?
I will try to make the squash grow up. When I was a kid my dad grew squash and it was so huge. I didn't think you could make them grow in a small space. Thanks for the tip!train them to grow up whatever yo uhave for them to grow up on, you might have to tie the vines with panty hose or something to get them growing up for awhile