Kent, United Kingdom
I have a disused garden pond in my small garden which, after much indecision, I have decided I'd like to fill in. The lining leaks and I can't be bothered to replace. I would like to use it as a small vegetable bed and to spend as little as possible, no surprise there.
If i were to fillll most of the vacant space with empty bottles/cans as ballast and then put all my compost in followed by as much soil as needed, which hopefully won't be too much. One possible drawback (or perhaps advantage?) is that there is some water in the bottom that won't drain out. I could puncture the bottom and let the water out but do I really need to? Might it be useful to have that reservoir of moisture during periods of dry weather?
Is this a viable solution?
- 21 Oct, 2011