These vege gardens were well over grown and full of weeds when we moved in. Going to take a bit of work to bring them back to good use, so i am making a start now so that they are ready for spring.
Raked up all the chickweed and other bits of rubbish and put it all into the compost. It will go back into the beds eventually, once it rots down to nothing.
Took all the packing paper from the move and put a continuous layer over the bed, this will smother out the weeds and rot down rather quickly adding carbon to the soil.
Next I put on a thin layer of well rotted wood chips, this will hold down the paper and also rot down all be it more slowly. Will still add structure to the soil over time.
And here we are with the bed all done. Next I need to add a layer of soil over the top and to then mulch that for even more weed suppression. I got some digging to do still LOL. 1 down, 2 more to go.
2 thoughts on “Prepping Garden Bed 1”
Wow! How big is that enclosure? Is there an irrigation system?
No irrigation Ben, but when i plant it out, there will be drip lines placed under the mulch. I have not measured it, but at a guess each bed is 10m long and 1.5m wide, slightly less on the middle bed. I am going to extend it out another 6m to the rear to give us a little more space for other things. Mostly its just to keep the birds out, thats the main issue here, there birds eat everything.