Raised beds are good on the eye when it comes to!
Another good dry and sunny day here today,
Not very warm but better than wishing you we’re a duck.
Im not able to use the hoe yet because the ground in some parts of the garden are still very claggy and the soil sticks to the hoe,
But every dry day see’s the ground getting better to work.
Now for the people who are unable to dig or care for larger plots Ive always tried to get these people to try the raised bed type of gardening,
Ive done this because i do it myself and i know it really works,
It’s eye contact thats one of the killers when it comes to larger plots,
ie you look at the weeds having a field day and even when you spend all day weeding "come the end of the days weeding you stop and start to “try” to stand up “hearing the cloggs in your back trying to work”
And then you look at how much or little weeding you’ve done to how much is still left to do!!!
This is the eye contact im talking about.
It really can be off putting,
Raised beds on the other hand are area’s that you’ve made,
and if your wheel chair bound you need beds that are narrow but perhaps long,
you need to be able to reach the centre of the bed via using both sides of the bed in comfort from your chair or kneeling frame.
This isn’t to say you cant have a fair sized garden
it just means you have a series of raised beds spread over your garden.
When you start to weed a raised bed you want to be able to finish the job the same day if poss & this to see as a finished task is good very good on both the eye and the soul.
The other thing about raised beds is they are easier to weed because the amount of peat/compost in them is lighter and weeds come out easier, plus the drainage is better so the growing area will not tend to get soggy.
This afternoon i almost finshed doing my spring weeding of my own raised bed and to be honest its a very satisfying job to do because you know you’ll have a clear ready to use plot in no time,
And then you can see your plants growing while your sorting the next raised bed out,
And if you find your not weeding fast enough then the other raised beds can be covered with black plastic and this will slow the weeds down so you do have some controle on your weeding program.
I’ll say good night now and leave you to dream (about weeds if you like)
Good night all.
- 11 Mar, 2014
- 1 like
More blog posts by dungy
Previous post: I just thought i'd churn this one out!!!!!
Recent posts by dungy
Members who like this blog
Gardening with friends since
22 Oct, 2008