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Need some help & ideas to prepare veg plot on a slope


 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:49 am    Post subject: Need some help & ideas to prepare veg plot on a slope Reply with quote

I have just been given the go ahead to cultivate part of a sloped site behind where I live. You can view some photos on this thread.
http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about2903.html

I am not going to tackle it for a few weeks. At the moment I just want to do a trial dig to see what the soil is like (if any Laughing )
Would like to get a small plot prepared for the Spring.

Would love to hear your thoughts or tips on how to prepare the site,
growing veg on a hill, what veg should I stick to for the moment.
What could I utilise the wall for. Any plants that would do well up against it!

Any feedback much appreciated

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

growing on a slope has its drawbacks,,slopes are prone to leaching nutrients as the rain flows down them,the top of slopes are difficult to keep keep wet in dry spells,,,,with a bit of hard graft you can strip the topsoil, put it to one side,and then step the slope as if it were giant stairs, as wide as the plot permits and 5 or 6 feet in depth, then you can construct raised beds on the steps and then fill them with your top-soil,,,,
best of luck.
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