Posted: 08/05/2016 at 07:16
OK here's a question.
Mr raised beds made from railway sleepers, so quite deep, have soil that is as dry as dust. Over the last 4 years or so I have done all the things we are supposed to do: added home made compost, bags of compost, bags of manure and yet it still resembles a desert. This is probably why nothing really thrives very well.
Yesterday I dug down for the first time in ages having followed the 'no dig' policy, and found a think mat of roots. I think they are ground elder. Got out as much as I could - tricky around the garlic. Could these roots be part of the problem?
Any suggestions would be very welcome for getting some moisture retention.