Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
This year I decided to go for the 'no dig' approach to my raised beds and laid compost across the surface covered with a weed blanket. I've subsequently planted onions and garlic at one end of the bed and salad leaves and beetroot (boltardy) modules at the other. The alliums have done well but neither the said nor the beetroot have performed as hoped for. The beetroot hasn't died but nor has it really grown!!! The leaves are still very small and thee is no sign of a root yet. Given how much rain we've been having it can't be lack of water surely!!! Any ideas?
- 12 Jul, 2011