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Giving the soil a boost.

26 August 2014 20:11:35

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In the veg garden i set up a way to remove stones from the veg beds.I have been planning to do this job every year.Thats me, in one ear but out the other.Once sowing starts then the sifting job is pushed to one side.On Saturday last i done the long planned work to the outer tunnel veg bed.I used crates with the bottom one turned upside down not to damage the soil to much.I would empty the blue crate when app 50? full of good clay.Another crate can be added to make things higher.The centre section was a deep blue crate.The sifter was made up a small crate having a section of the bottom removed.A pice of quarter inch mesh wire with some ties attached to it.Done the job well for me.The veg bed B2 had similar done to it.

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Jacinta D Jacinta D 26 August 2014 20:16:29

Looks great, John.

matt64 matt64 26 August 2014 21:25:47

Very inventive John and you done a great job...

ClaireE ClaireE 26 August 2014 21:32:38

The soil looks fantastic, that must have been a lot of work though. At home I always wonder how, no matter how many stones I remove, there are always some left, but I just pick them as I see them so not a very thorough job I guess...

roofy roofy 26 August 2014 22:11:21

Not a stone unturned John,a job well done

Periwinkle Periwinkle 26 August 2014 22:34:15

Soil looks fantastic, but I dont envy you all that hard work. Full marks for dedication!

andyf7 andyf7 26 August 2014 22:43:00

it looks very neat John, but do you think its a good idea to remove the stones? i have to say i would not do that if it was mine. 

Jackie Jackie 27 August 2014 07:37:54

Well done there John. I would have thought the stones help with drainage!! 

Dick Dick 27 August 2014 17:53:53

Well done John. I don't know what type of soil you have but with me I have been removing stones goodo since I started.

Johnplotman Johnplotman 28 August 2014 18:46:56

Thank you all.

mrscrumbo mrscrumbo 15 November 2014 23:24:09

Fab thinking..... must get some crates at work..... looks fab


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