It was time to change over the left bed. Nothing had been done to this for a year since it has been built and I wanted to give it a good feed and top up. I have decided that I am going to try the no dig method going forward so there was no need to turn the soil over.

soil-ammendments

Some may think it is over kill but this is what I will be adding to the soil

bed-with-netting

I started by removing all the onions, some self-sown lobelia and one of the chard plants till I was left with the black netting. We need to put this down as we have so many greedy black birds. Before we used it everything was flicked out daily.

clear-bed

The netting was removed

ammendments-on-soil

I added blood and bone, rock dust, potash. some organic chicken pallets and a quarter of a bag of Soil Activator  which is rich in organic Carbon, Humic Acid and Fulvic Acid.

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I mixed it lightly into the soil and then watered it in

compost-flattened

Next up I added 60 litres of certified organic compost and smoothed it out

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Last up I re planted the lobelia and onions. It is now ready for the spring.

bed-changed-over

After an inspection from Anna our cat, it got the seal of approval and she had a nap

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