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    I have had fantastic success with raised beds this year

    Is it worth a similar punt in your greenhouse?

    Maybe just the one end?

    Grow tomatoes, chillis normally, with the 2nd house, cucumbers, melons & gooseberrys

    Would appreciate any of your experience

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    as long as u can get the depth in the greenhouse...remember tho the soil will need changing after a while...

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    This is mine on the left!
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    Thanks both,

    Is that built onto the slabs Snadger, or is the earth there?

    I was going to lift the slabs, are use the earth below for the main depth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dandamegs View Post
    Thanks both,

    Is that built onto the slabs Snadger, or is the earth there?

    I was going to lift the slabs, are use the earth below for the main depth.
    The front edge is built onto the edge of the slabs to keep it level but I lifted all the slabs within. Filled with strawy manure with a capping of compost and growing toms and peppers in it!

    PS I was asked if I wanted a load of logs for my woodburning stove (on the left as you go in) The load was on a tipper truck and I had to take all or nothing. Also on the truck was a stone fireplace! Thats what I built the raised bed with. Externally that side of the greenhouse base is built of upended paving flags which dictate the height of the bed! Next winter I might add a bit cement to my dry stone wall!
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    Raised beds in the greenhouse will reduce your cropping height - so might be an issue for Toms and Cues.

    I "step down" into my greenhouse, so that the plants have maximum cropping height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristen View Post
    Raised beds in the greenhouse will reduce your cropping height - so might be an issue for Toms and Cues.

    I "step down" into my greenhouse, so that the plants have maximum cropping height.
    Luckily, my greenhouse is a home made lean-to which is about 10 foot high on the bed side. The toms I'm growing there are a bush type and I have a 'shelf' at about 6 foot high which I am also growing jalapeno's on!
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    do you still need to change the soil or do you just keep adding to it?

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