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19/04/2014 at 13:10
Hi all, we have just built a long decked raised bed, what soil should i get to fill it?
19/04/2014 at 13:31

Have a Look at beechgrove this weeks

iplayer or even Sunday morning BBC2 800 am


19/04/2014 at 13:50
Thanks for that i will look forward to watching that
19/04/2014 at 13:53

Depends how big it is and how much you want to spend.  You can use a mixture of garden soil, any old cheopo compost like Lidls or similar, add some bone meal or chicken pellets, mix together and plant up! This is what I did last year for my veggie patch and all grew fine. 

Oh and dont forget to post a photo, when you get a new camera,

19/04/2014 at 14:35
Thaks again Lyn, its 8ft long by 2ft width and 1ft depth, think i need to get a camera soon
20/04/2014 at 14:48
Happy Easter Lyn and don't worry where not posh
31/05/2014 at 14:29

I have just built a raised bed but the ground I am putting it on is mostly clay, too hard to dig level with ease. Would a layer of sand act as a good leveller and allow enough filtration?

31/05/2014 at 14:43

Best to rough-dig it Joe, which will help with the drainage then fill the raised part with a mixture of topsoil and compost, adding some well-rotted manure (unless you're growing carrots/parsnips in which case skip adding the manure.)  An ideal mix for a raised bed is about 60% topsoil, 30% compost, 10% manure.)

31/05/2014 at 14:57

Thank you!

01/06/2014 at 18:02

Hi Joe and Bob, just thought I'd show you a picture of the end result, this is just one half of the raised bed, it took a tone bag of top soil mixed with compost and manure, but it was worth the hard work  

01/06/2014 at 21:44

I love your vertical garden.  Novel idea growing it up the fence.  Certainly saves garden space

01/06/2014 at 21:48

01/06/2014 at 21:50


Looks fantastic flumpy1!  I've rotated it for you:

01/06/2014 at 22:53

Thanks Bob ha ha, I'm new at taking photo's with my new tablet 

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