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    Meet my new Raised Bed - literally

    Take one bed frame offered on Freecycle
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    Add a frame, cover the "springs" with cardboard and shredded paper

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    Top up with manure

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    Plant with squashes

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    Cost - absolutely nothing. I like that
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    We've built these from gravel boards this year. They're filled with garden soil, peat and coarse vermiculite. I've added some fish, blood & bone and manure to beef it up a bit.
    I've divided them all for square foot gardening.

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    It's hard to get a decent shot of them all at the moment as a lot of the garden is still cluttered with stuff that needs sorting. It looks an awful lot better than it did before though

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    Scaffold board specials. Some raised, some just edged, but not a penny spent.

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    Edit: Just realised I told lies. Actually bought the 2"x2" stakes for the corners.
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    Your lazy raised beds look good to me! Going to try the same at my 'plot'. What've you used for the paths?

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    Looks excellent! Like things that cost little!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SusieG View Post
    Your lazy raised beds look good to me! Going to try the same at my 'plot'. What've you used for the paths?
    Personally I use old free newspapers (Metro and Evening Standard) covered in the free woodchip that gets delivered to our allotment from time to time. The newspaper stops the weeds and the woodchip makes the paths nice to look at and nice to walk on, as well as stopping the paper from blowing away when it dries out.
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    In order to maintain the continuity on this excellent thread, the moderation team have removed the test posts made by Admin.
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    that's a good tip to remember for mine Scarlet :-)
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