Mittleider Garden Method: How To Build A Grow Box




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1994abbygirl: Can I do the Mittleider system in beds off the ground! I have bindweed that is a very invasive weed, impossible to get rid of unless I spray Roundup twice a year for about 3 years and then it still can come back!

B Miller: Just to update this, despite seeing articles that talk about the switch to Copper or Chromium instead of the older used CCA in pressure treated wood, I do still see that plants DO absorb whatever preservative is used, and, that the current pressure treated wood that Home Depot is selling right now has a California Proposition warning of carcinogens.

So, I would recommend that anyone get the most recent info on any specific treated material they are going to use in any production of food to ensure they are satisfied with the safety offered.

Jim NORRIS: It aggervates me when they ask you what you using it for, Um scues me, I'm here to buy, like tractors supply. you buy a anything TS want to know your phone number, why does TS need a phone number when buy.

i asimov: Use deck screws.

Buster Brown: I like the woodchip method. The VeganAthlete has some excellent videos on what 2 feet of woodchips can do.

metamud: Hi David, I've noticed that in later videos you switched from wooden stakes to PVC pipes to hold down (and level) your side and end boards. Could you elaborate on the dimensions and locations of the PVC w.r.t. the wooden stakes? I.e. how long are the pipes, what distance apart do you fasten them to the boards and where / how many screws to do use? After all, the PVC pipes need a) to hold securely to the board, but also b) be able to accept smaller PVC pipe for making the cover arches.

thanks!

Truth and Only Truth: You should be using rough cut natural cedar lumber which has no chemicals (i.e. pressure treated or anything else, including coatings sprays etc.). Make your connections with stainless steel carriage bolts & washers & nuts. This setup will last a very long time & not poison you.

chris reid: Nice,I'm jelly

Choclette Cosmo: Hi I have 2 questions. Is there a way I can email you?

Michael Josemans: If your prepared you shall not fear. Good idea about the cardboard. Guess Ill start saving mine from my shop. Where do you get your sawdust from? I know its not from your table saw from making all those bee boxes.

b8bpattson: If you are screwing into end grain, you should drill holes at 45 degrees above vertical.

Herschel Miller: Hey, David. I'm very grateful for your many videos, which I have found extremely helpful. You have inspired me to put in a Mittleider garden here in Beacon, NY, which I am in the process of doing now, both in my own yard and at a friend's.
  I just wanted to alert you to what appears to me to be an error in this video. Your UPDATE at 3:16 recommends using 2-1/2" galvanized screws to attach the grow-box boards to the stakes. But I think you must have meant to say 2" screws, no? Because 2-1/2-inch screws, driven in flush to the stakes, would go through both stake and 2"x8" and stick out into the inside of the grow box. (3/4" actual thickness for the stake plus 1-1/2" actual thickness for the board equals 2-1/4" altogether, so a 2-1/2" screw would go right through and stick out 1/4" on the other side.)
Thanks again for all your excellent work. I hope to meet you one of these days at a Mittleider seminar. But not this year—I'm too busy putting in a garden!

Steven Adams: can i grow bud with this method i don't like the little box thing I've been seeing and this method looks like the way i want to go

Walter Smiley: How long does the wood last?  I had a low wall in my garden made with treated 2x6 in contact with the ground and they rotted in 5 years.

Tom Slak: Don't use galvanized screws! Not because of safety issue but the natural acidic nature of wood (they will be damp most of the time because of your watering) will corrode these screws in as little as 3-4 years.I learned this the hard way, having to refasten all joints. Spend a little more and buy ceramic coated decking screws.

Anthony Christy: CCA treated wood should never be burnt in confined spaces.

bob segar: By the organic food guidelines you still would not be able to call your produce "organic" because of the pressure treated raised boxes. I am not afraid of the possible leaching after 2003 but concrete or rock also can be attractive if done right. I would mix in one or two and see how you like it. That's my plan next year to expand my garden to the front yard

Outa ThisWorld: Love the sounds of the Cicadas!  I miss them.  Used to live in Houston, now live in Cedar City, Utah.  Thanks for the info.  Putting in some mittleider gardening beds this year.

m Day: I would choose to leave the grass and cover it with newsprint or corrugated boxes.  Once it all rots, it goes back to the soil.

Jeffrey Richardson: I know this may be a silly question.  But, would some of these methods work in container gardening?  I like to be able to be able to move the plants around as needed throughout the growing season and maybe be a little gentler on my back.  Im very new to gardening and with all the information that is out there it can be hard to sort through the clutter.  You seem to have a few things figured out LDSPrepper.  Any help would be appreciated.
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Mittleider Garden Method: How To Build A Grow Box