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I figured I’ll start a thread of my own successes and failures. To learn and keep score, and to, hopefully, help others learn from my mistakes.

To start, here is a picture of beautiful swiss chard I am growing in my first ever raised bed.
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Maybe I should mention that the raised bed is the first I’ve ever made, but I’ve been growing veggies for many years, in ground, in rows, did small farmers markets and small CSA in the past.

 
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Really nice! How do you keep the slugs from eating everything? They have been pretty aggressive in raised beds here...
 
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Tj Jefferson wrote:Really nice! How do you keep the slugs from eating everything? They have been pretty aggressive in raised beds here...



The raised bed is about one and a half feet from the ground, and it’s part of my two acre garden. Never had slugs problems in there.

It’s gophers that I am trying to avoid with the raised beds...
 
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My phone made this vid, and I thought it could go on my “projects” page, since she is a project of mine.




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She is gorgeous, Liv!
 
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We need an 'AWWWWW' button..... She's just beautiful!!!
 
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