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  • -[Zack] So one of our quarantine activities that we already had planned before this whole

  • thing happened was to build a garden in our backyard. We have some chickens right here

  • next to like a little barn that we're going to put some horses in later. But we have this

  • little area where we want to build...what is it called?

  • -[Cambry] An accessible garden.

  • -An accessible garden...but with like raised platforms in it so that Cambry can reach all

  • of the vegetation...

  • -Beds...

  • -...without having to like bend over toward the ground.

  • -Or get out of my wheelchair.

  • -Right. It just makes it a lot easier. So we have an idea and I hope it works. But first

  • we have to make sure this whole place is level. Remember what we do next?

  • -Let's get started.

  • [Intro]

  • -There used to be a bunch of weeds back here but we piled them all up and burned them which

  • looked pretty cool.

  • -Zack, should we control it??

  • -I don't know!

  • [Music]

  • [Zack] So we've been planning on making this garden for...ever since we got this house.

  • And now is the time. And it's like the first really warm day of the year. And I think we've

  • already missed a couple of the planting vegetable things.

  • -Yeah, I think we're a little, yeah, delayed on when we were supposed to plant them but

  • we'll still get some garden in.

  • -As you can see we're not experts at this so we're just kind of hoping for the best.

  • What we're really trying to accomplish though is build it in a way that Cambry can use every

  • single inch of it.

  • -Alright, so the plan is to raise the beds up so that I'm not having to get out of my

  • wheelchair onto the ground to try and like weed and trim and whatever else you have to

  • do for plant life. Anyways, so we're going to lift it up so that it's about my height.

  • They're about 2 feet off the ground, so I can reach over and grab the plants and weed

  • and take care of them and water them. And it'll be at a level that's not staining on

  • my back. We're not going to put concrete down. I'm not sure what we're going to put down,

  • but we're going to make...

  • -Pavers.

  • -...Yeah, pavers between the aisles and around the beds so it's totally accessible for my

  • wheels and I'm not getting stuck in the dirt.

  • -One cool thing is we chose to go with redwood for the outside of this because redwood apparently..

  • -...is pretty!

  • -...Looks really good, but it's also a hardwood that bugs don't like to eat for some reason.

  • -Something with the chemical makeup.

  • -But it's also...it can last for 30 years out in the elements. Which, we know, it's

  • a flower garden...it's going to be a vegetable garden...it's going to be outside in the elements

  • for hopefully 30 years. Hopefully it stands up that long.

  • -If you compare it to pine, it's not treated. Because you don't want it to be treated, it's

  • not good for the soil. But if you were to do a pine flowerbed, it can only last like

  • 5 years untreated.

  • -And we don't want to use chemical wood. Remember I built my large table saw table thing out

  • of treated wood. Some parts of it. And there's like chemicals and stuff in there that we

  • just don't want around our vegetables. So we decided to go with 2x12's because we knew

  • that Cambry's wheelchair wheels are about 2 feet tall and we don't want to have her

  • leaning over a whole lot when she's working in the garden. And the less pieces of wood

  • that we have to work with, the faster the project goes. So two by twelves by 12 feet

  • long is what we decided to go with.

  • So right now this is where the dirt's going to go. And this is going to be an aisle where

  • we can walk and, you know, have wheelchair access. This board right here is going to

  • be the start of the next dirt finger. Redwood is probably the most expensive kind of wood,

  • but because it lasts for so long, we splurged a little bit and got it. Also, when you're

  • working with wood it has a tendency to bow or, you know, flex in certain directions,

  • so we're using these metal plates to hold the boards together lengthwise and at the

  • joints where we but two of them together to keep them from separating. The metal plates

  • hold them in place much better than a screw or a nail would.

  • So right now we're getting closer to finishing these fingers. So once again, this is going

  • to be where dirt goes. And right now we're just propping it up on spare boards that we

  • have that we're going to use as braces in a minute. And that just keeps it level while

  • we are getting the sides square.

  • We're using a 4x4 at each of the joints that we can just screw into from either side to

  • keep the joints solid. And then here we can put it on the inside of the flowerbed.

  • So we are finished with the construction for the most part. We just need to add supports

  • on the inside to keep it from bowing out when we add the dirt. We are putting this black

  • cloth between the seems, so you know, a couple years down the road if the boards ever do

  • warp a tiny bit, we won't have dirt seeping out through the sides. So that's where we're

  • at. Almost done.

  • So here's a quick little update. Right now we have these boards in the center to keep

  • the sides from bowing out if there's too much dirt inside.

  • -And then we put in our first layer of dirt and the rest is soon to come.

  • -So the dirt we added up to this point has just been like dirt we scraped down from when

  • we were building this uh...flower pot...large flower pot.

  • -Veggie garden!

  • -And my brother in law is going to take the camera and show how we get the manure for

  • this project. Cambry works at a barn that has a lot of horses, and these horses have

  • been generating...

  • -A lot of compost!

  • -A lot of compost. So you can't use fresh horse manure. It has to be marinating for

  • a while...? I don't know, I'll let Riley explain a little bit more. He's my brother in law

  • and he's going to be the one in charge of showing how the compost works.

  • -[Riley] That's right. I'll go get the good stuff. Let's get started! So I'm here picking

  • up the compost for the garden boxes and this behind me is a massive mountain of compost

  • that has been sitting for over a year, just marinating and breaking down, making it the

  • perfect compost for a garden. When you're planting a garden what you really want is,

  • you want it to be really moist and you want to keep moisture down at the roots of what

  • you're planting. And that's what this manure or compost is really for. It's better than

  • just dirt that you'll find on the ground because dirt is really dry. This compost really holds

  • in the moisture and makes it a lot better for planting stuff.

  • We have probably enough for now. We got our trailer full and our truck bed full. I mean

  • look how low that is to the ground. That's a ton of weight right there so we're just

  • going to haul it off and start throwing it in the garden boxes. Here we go. Also make

  • sure to subscribe to the Cox Clan.

  • Those are the guys who have worked hard to give us the compost. All of it came from them.

  • And those ones.

  • [Music]

  • -So we are done. The wood is laid and the dirt is in place. Now what?

  • -Now I gotta plant something.

  • -If you guys have any suggestions for us leave them down in the comments. We are new at this

  • whole garden thing.

  • -Any tricks of the trade. We don't have green thumbs yet.

  • -We are going to add pavers down here eventually so it'll be a little bit smoother. But let's

  • see if Cambry can reach all the way across, or halfway. Perfect!

  • -Almost more than halfway.

  • -So now we know Cambry can reach every square inch of the garden no matter where she's at.

  • She can be in this aisle and reach these legs, or around the backside there's room for her

  • back there as well.

  • -Can't wait for it to grow.

  • -So we will make an update video in the fall when we harvest...if we get any harvest.

  • -Some of our things I think that we thought about planting, it takes like two years, so

  • we'll see.

  • -But we'll still get, I mean, we want to do corn and like the basics, and carrots, and

  • those will all be this year. Anyway, cross your fingers for us.

  • -Let us know what you think we should plant. We're open to suggestions, since we're new

  • at this.

  • -I think it's pretty impressive that the wood managed to stay in one shape. There's probably

  • like 10-15,000 pounds worth of dirt in there. Which I do have an idea if it does start to

  • bow out. I can use something called All Thread with brackets on either side. But I'll make

  • a video about that if this does, you know, start to bow in the future.

  • -But it looks like it's holding up pretty good.

  • -So far. We'll see. Cambry will be doing updates on her Instagram throughout the year if you

  • want to see our progress: @CambryKay. And thanks a ton for watching. We'll see you around.

-[Zack] So one of our quarantine activities that we already had planned before this whole

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