Raised beds

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Raised beds

Postby Elen » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:25 pm

Im not sure if 3 years gardening is still a beginner ?!! We made our raised beds 3 years ago and they need topping up now. I found a supplier of top soil and can get some very well rotted horse manure to mix in.
Im not sure when is the best time to do this job. Now/winter or wait till spring. There are qite a few plants that will need lifting out I guess. Any advice welcome :D
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Re: Raised beds

Postby Motherwoman » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:30 am

Hi Elen,

I'd do the job now where possible, give the mix time to settle and the worms to get to work. If you've still got crops in some of them I'd work around them or leave until they are cleared.

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Re: Raised beds

Postby Primrose » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:37 am

Yes, I'd certainly do it now or at least over the winter to give everything time to settle in and start working its magic. You'll probably find yourself busy with other things once spring arrives, and although you may have to move a few plants, winter is the best time to do that.
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Re: Raised beds

Postby Elen » Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:56 pm

Thank you Primrose and MW for your advice. I will get on to it next week then !!
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Re: Raised beds

Postby Ricard with an H » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:42 pm

I don't know if this will help, I quickly and suitably consolidated my raised bed earth by using short lengths of board and standing them then moving them about. This spreads the load and reduces the point-loading that you get by walking on it.
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Re: Raised beds

Postby Elen » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:14 pm

Thanx for your advice Richard. Sorry for delay saying so too, I havnt been on here for months.
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