Posted: 06/04/2014 at 16:29
We're busy putting in three raised beds plus creating a traditional flat bed area for growing our own veg.
I've read that brassicas like to be properly firmed in and that light airy soil is a main reason for them failing - especially brussels sprouts where one ends up with loose open buttons.
However, one of the points of having a raised bed is that you don't compact the soil by treading on it and that it remains light and airy once it's been dug the first time.
This being the case, how does anyone grow brassicas successfully in raised beds if you can't tread them in? This is why we've got a traditional flat area too, so that I can plant veg that like good firm soil - and it's large enough that I can rotate within it so that the brassicas aren't always in the same spot each year.
How do other members grow brassicas successfully in their raised beds please?