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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.




First test
 
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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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My spring chickens. Freedom Rangers. First time raising them.
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The latest addition to our homestead: heifer calf, Red Angus-Guernsey cross, born yesterday.

Can’t stop hugging her😁

Oh, this is the daughter of the pretty calf in the above video😱
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The one on the left is the calf in the above post, now almost two months old, and the one on the right is her “cousin”, purebred Guernsey, one month old. So nice to raise some heifers after many, many bulls/steers.
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They are so beautiful, Liv, i don’t know how you can stand it. I would want to watch them all day long and get nothing else done.
 
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Artie Scott wrote:They are so beautiful, Liv, i don’t know how you can stand it. I would want to watch them all day long and get nothing else done.



Oh, there are lots of trips to the barn and in the calf pen throughout the day.

They’re such good “medicine” for any ailment.
 
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The two heifers a few months later...

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This is what I got today.

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