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How soon can I put plants into new raised beds?


By Springy

United Kingdom Gb

I have just finished making 2 raised beds and am itching to get my plants in. Do I need to leave the soil to settle or can I get started straight away? We have used 4 tonnes of soil made from compost fruit/veg and tree and plant shreddings all composted.



Haven`t got as big raised beds as you Sp but i planted mine straight away,and they are doing fine!!Happy planting:~))))

17 Aug, 2009


thanks. That is great news. I'll get my plants in tomorrow :)

17 Aug, 2009


I would let it settle a bit, Springy, otherwise the soil will slump and it will not look quite the same as it does just now. You can speed the process up by watering the bed regularly for a few days. You shouldn't have to wait very long.

18 Aug, 2009

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