Irish Gardeners Forum Home
 FAQFAQ   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Custom Search
   
Weather Report /
Moon Phase for Ireland

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland

raised bed advice


 
Most Recent Posts funny
Last post: tagwex
2016 Vegetable quizz.
Last post: tagwex
At last! A garden joke. (except maybe it's not a joke!)
Last post: kindredspirit
oops
Last post: Margo
 
Visit TheGardenShop.ie
Author Message
julesDUB1
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 11 Apr 2011
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:29 pm    Post subject: raised bed advice Reply with quote

Hello I'm totally new to gardening and have just made 2 raised bed frames a larger one to grow some vegtables and a thin one I was intending putting something like strawberries in up next to a wall

I want someone to advise me on what to do next.

I'm putting them onto grass - do I have to dig up the sod inside the frame?
I intend on using soil from an old rockery in teh corner and try to improve it by using some home made compost - anything else I sdhould think of?
Lastly am I too late to plant anything now?


Sorry if these are obvious questions but as I said I have little or no gardening experience.

thanks Jules
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Geranimojess
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 22 Jun 2010
Posts: 1320
Location: N/W Sligo

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jules.You can break up the Earth in the Bed and toss in a few Stones to help with Drainage before filling it in,mixing Compost as you go along,as for Planting well the recent good Weather and more over the coming Weeks can only be good so Plant away and dont forget to keep them Watered.
Enjoy. Dave.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
michael brenock
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 12 Aug 2008
Posts: 1275
Location: cork

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jules welcome to the forum. you have started at a great time as you are in time to sow and plant almost everything. Dig the sod of grass where you are going to put the raised bed . Turn the sod downwards and loosen the soil. Add some top soil or compost if you have it. Soil from a rockery may be infected with weeds. Put the strawberry plants in containers buckets or bags so that they do not occupy space for too long in the raised bed. Be aware of slugs when planting out tender plants.
michael brenock horticultural advisor (retired)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
julesDUB1
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 11 Apr 2011
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great that's very helpfull - thanks
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2006 - 2016 IrishGardeners.com (part of GardenPlansIreland.com)