RAISED BEDS IN POLYTUNNEL SAVE THE BACK AND ARE SPACE EFFICIENT – 4th wk in July 2013

A visit to the Organic Centre at Rossinver, co. Leitrim, www.theorganiccentre.ie recently was very inspiring. The straight old planks were pegged in a simple but very effective way to retain the friable and well composted soil which deliberately raised the surface height of each raised bed. The alliums, brassicas and various salad crops were growing well. Being higher than ground level, plants

Thanks to Hans Wieland for showing the Organic Centre fans around the impressive polytunnels there.

Thanks to Hans Wieland for showing the Organic Centre fans around the impressive polytunnels there.

were easier to hoe and keep weed free, as well as being closer to inspect for early signs of attack.

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