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Soil at last dry enough to start cultivating!

By Angie, Feb 20 2013 09:38PM

After months and months of constant rain, we have had a break in the rainfall and I have been able to get to plot 37 to start cultivating the side of the plot we took over in October.


Speaking to a fellow plotholder, this plot hasn't been fully cultivated for at least ten years and the soil was very compacted. As a result, despite usually being a no-dig advocate who prefers setting up beds using the lasagne bed method, I actually turned the area over and intend to add some HM compost and horticultural sand onto this area to help lighten the heavy clay.


I don't want to add manure as I am planning to grow potatoes in this area.


On a positive note, there were quite a few worms visible, but also lots of slugs in the soil - not a great sign for the potatoes I plan to sow. I will therefore consider using nematodes for the potato bed this year.


In the evening, I was rewarded with a lovely Sussex sunset!

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