Bishopville thief steals materials for community garden

Partners involved in making a community garden are now asking for community donations and support after a thief stole their materials.

BISHOPVILLE, S.C. — The City of Bishopville is recouping after a thief stole $2000 worth of materials from a community garden before it was able to start growing.

On Saturday, Luke Giddings, the Mayor of Bishopville took to Facebook to say, “A big thanks to all those who showed up and wanted to help. Unfortunately, someone decided to cut through the locked fence and steal the metal-raised garden beds, sprinklers, and other supplies that Clemson Extension provided for the community garden. We will revisit this project once we check the cameras and allow the police to complete their investigation. This is disappointing and sad that anyone would steal from a cause such as this. However, if, and when the person behind this is discovered you have my word

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How wide should a raised garden bed be? Expert advice for picking the perfect size

 A raised bed kitchen garden with curvy planters

A raised bed kitchen garden with curvy planters

Raised beds are a great way to grow a huge range of plants in your garden, yet they do need to be practical. That means choosing the correct width of a raised garden bed to make it fit for purpose.

If you are looking to build them for the first time, you may be thinking just how wide should a raised garden bed be? Well, make it too wide and you won’t be able to reach the middle, too narrow and you will really be limiting your growing options. A width of four feet is generally regarded as the recommended maximum.

When you are putting together your raised bed ideas, put real thought into the sizings of the structures. Here we look at what is the right width for a raised garden bed and why it is important to get those

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The Pioneer Woman’s Patio Collection at Walmart Is Full of Cute Spring Planters, Decor & Garden Supplies for as Low as $8

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Spring has sprung, the flowers are starting to bloom, and little birdies are chirping their sweet songs outside our cracked windows. The scenery might call to mind The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond’s signature pattern — you know the one. The design features colorful flowers and birds on a light-colored background, and it has become a recognizable and beloved part of her brand. The floral and bird pattern first appeared on Ree’s cookware line, quickly becoming a best-seller, and has since been incorporated into many other products, including dishes, linens, and, of course, The Pioneer Woman patio collection at Walmart.

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The bucolic design is perfect for the outdoors, and it’s featured on many of Drummond’s charming collection of planters, outdoor decor, and gardening supplies

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10 Indoor and Outdoor Herb Garden Ideas That Guarantee Fresh Basil, Parsley, and More All Year Round

One of the most rewarding aspects of having a culinary garden is getting to enjoy the fruits of your labor. From snipping off some fresh rosemary for a cocktail garnish to using home grown lavender in your flower arrangements, growing herbs is one of the most low maintenance ways to start a kitchen garden. The best part? You can grow herbs even if your square footage is limited, both inside and out. Whether you set up a windowsill growing station or plant a dedicated bed in your big backyard, our herb garden ideas will ensure you have access to fresh basil, parsley, thyme and more all year round.

Woman planting herbs in herb garden, high angle

Woman planting herbs in herb garden, high angle


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Create a Border With Herbs

Blending form and function, herbs can be used to create beautiful edging for your

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