First Time with raised beds


First Time with raised beds

by Dave Beresford

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(Kimberley Nott’s UK)

Beds prepared ( made from floor boarding planks )

Beds prepared ( made from floor boarding planks )

Beds prepared ( made from floor boarding planks )

bed 1 seeded

I have constructed 2, 10′ by 3′ x 8* high raised beds for my first trials this year ( 2013 ) they have been placed on a lawned area so have sliced the turf off dug the soil over and added some basic multi purpose compost from Wilkinsons on offer at 3 x 50ltr bags for £10 so far I have only added 2 bags per raised bed after adding the compost I sprinkled liberally with blood fish and bone meal and watered generously..

with 2 raised beds I intend using 1 to grow from seed and one to grow plants started in the 6 x 4 plastic covered grow house

seeds planted in bed 1 are several varieties of beetroot, carrots,lettuce ( all year round )cabbage and cauliflower.

in bed 2 I intend growing cabbage , lettuce , cauli and possibly runner beans.

First bed has been planted with seeds today 8th may 2013 lets see what progress is made

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May 17, 2013

Raised beds

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by: Dave Beresford


17th may my birthday and the seedlings are just starting to show raddish and beetrootbeing the first to break thru also put some runner beans in today along with 6 garlic cloves things are on the move


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