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    organic_gibbo is offline Seedling
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    Default The boggy plot

    Took on this 10x10m plot last year but with exams etc all i managed was to get three raised beds together. When paying for the allotment the council offered to fill any raised beds as the plot could become 'waterlogged'.

    Fast forward to today and parts are like a bog! I understand the advice is too leave it alone to dry out but living in n.ireland it rains alot...

    Any further advice guys?

    (unfortunately I cant post pics as of yet)

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    My plot was very boggy when i took it on, I've addressed it with a combination of raised beds and drainage trenches, these are the two most effective and immediate solutions. Long term, adding lots and lots of organic matter to your soil will also improve general drainage and soil quality/fertility.
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    Btw, as you've now made 10 posts, you should be able to post pics, so have another try... we love pics here!
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    great! i have two trenches dug so far so hopefully thatt will help! I hsve also stsrted to cover parts in breathable membrane in a hope that will help!

    Thanks for your quick reply! Pics to follow!

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    Took me a while lol, think the pictures are too many mb'sThe boggy plot-screenshot_20190222-141403_gallery.jpg
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    The boggy plot-screenshot_20190222-141723_gallery.jpg will these boggy bits eventually dry out?
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    Whoops these boggy bits....The boggy plot-screenshot_20190222-141702_gallery.jpg
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    I think the membrane may be more trouble than it's worth. I think you need trenches all around the perimeter so that the water will drain into them and hopefully run off....

    That is seriously wet
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