Posted: 21/03/2014 at 20:34
We started our raised beds about 4 years ago now in April... they are about 2 ft high so I dont have to bend down... but we started 2 Lasagne beds (Youtube helps)... it seemed to me the easiest thing to start off with, layering it all like a lasagne with cardboard on the base, then manure, garden and green kitchen waste, straw, bought bags of compost... it didnt take long to fill, then the top layer was compost/soil and straw... I just moved the straw out of the way and could plant seedlings immediately in May. We had lovely beans, tomatoes were over 6 ft high, salad etc... after a while when the planting had finished the compost in the bed had shrunk so we just carried on as before for next year with root veg.. The compost is lovely now. We moved 3 years ago, took the beds with us as well as the compost! I wasnt going to leave that lovely stuff behind was I?