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Sunken seed beds with mini greenhouse / cloche success


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  • Sunken seed beds with mini greenhouse / cloche success

    Another year, another "alternative" idea...

    This year I have mostly been.... experimenting with "Soil bank bordered, sunken mulched seedbeds covered with cloches" due to the ~UNRELENTING SUN~ drying to a ~crisp~ my plot soil....

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    In the above picture are raddishes "scarlet globe" half a packet planted 5 weeks ago and now ready to harvest. Also notice the opened sided cloche thingy with netting wrapped fully over the cloche.

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    + Using rake make plateau (flat top) shaped mound of tilthed soil 22" x 52"

    + Using rake excavate a sunken central section, drawing soil to create bank borders, a bit like an armchair, back to the sun.

    + Using plastic grid & dipper, dip 60 holes, pinch raddish seed into each hole. Do not rake soil into these holes.

    + Riddle dried commercial stable manure layer over this sunken seed bed until holes filled and soil level.

    + Water, almost a full watering can.

    + Cover with clever mini greenhouse cloche to deter the birds, too hot for snails and slugs

    + Water a couple of times a week
    Last edited by no_akira; 22-07-2019, 10:45 PM.

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    Tonights Raddishes...

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    Thinned out the big ones, lets the smaller ones grow on.
    Last edited by no_akira; 24-07-2019, 08:12 PM.


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