Domestic composting in a city garden is straightforward using modern plastic composting containers. It is a clean process with no smells or flies and benefits from the supply of organic waste material produced in the garden and from the house. Spring time is when half the material is ready for use in the garden. On …Read More about Spring time composting 1
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Before packing in the soil to the trench, another coat of preservative was applied particularly to the inside surfaces and joins. This design for the raised bed was simply based upon the best wood available at the wood shop, 100mm by 28mm. 150mm would have worked also. The soil originally removed from the trench was …Read More about Building a new raised bed 4
Check twice before you start fastening things. Getting all the posts positioned, 7 in this case, and ensuring all the levels matched one last time, allows construction to begin. Setting the posts and securing the lowest board in place around all the sides of the raised bed is the key part of the construction. Done …Read More about Building a new raised bed 3
A mock up of the finished boards and heights allows you to check what the overall finish will look like. Setting the levels from the selected corner of the bed is important to match side and front levels. Getting the first corner square makes it easier to continue the same level around the bed. The …Read More about Building a new raised bed 2
A raised bed is the most efficient use of space to create a good vegetable garden. The bed is fed with home made compost every year keeping the soil fertile and not requiring extra nutrients. Compost bins and raised beds work well together. The existing raised bed was constructed using building site leftovers about 10 …Read More about Building a new raised bed 1
The old copper beech tree in the garden produces lots of side shoots each year. This is the right time of the year for removing them providing a load of garden canes for use in the garden next year. The fallen leaves from the tree are gathered for adding to the compost in spring.