Sunday, 5 June 2022

Extra raised beds finished

Herewith the formation of the largest bed - 8' x 2 1/2' x 1 1/2':


Gravel removed, liner cut away, compacted soil dug over before incorporating the manure, compost and extra soil. 5 tomatoes and 1 courgette in it so far:
The finished smaller semi shaded bed ' 5' x 2' x 1 1/2':

The rain has bedded them in nicely. However, heavy rain is forecast for several days this week so my tomatoes (outdoors) may not make it long term:(

We watched the Platinum Jubilee celebrations last night, the second half for us was more enjoyable. Loved the drone display over Buckingham Palace.

8 comments:

  1. Those beds look absolutely fantastic. xx

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    1. Thank you. Jolly hard work but will be very useful.

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  2. I'm admiring the mesh frame - does that just sit in place? Is it movable? And what sort of mesh is it?? My OH constructed a great raised bed for me last summer, and I'm already wondering if I have another corner where I could squeeze a second one in. I'm truly grateful for other gardeners like you who share tips and pix!! It's very wet and windy in this corner of Norfolk today ❤️

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    1. Wood and non stretch fruit cage netting stapled to it. It is the middle one of two from the other beds. Not attached and I have a variety of wooden blocks to lift it clear of small plants. Keeps birds and cats off seedlings. Once plants are established they get put away.

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  3. Great job on those beds. The tomatoes could surprise you.

    God bless.

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  4. They look amazing. Your tomatoes could well acclimatise to our weird Summer weather quite quickly, mine have ... well they've not swum away yet anyway!!

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    1. Just worried about blight but hopefully they will be okay.

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