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I get the distinct feeling that there are a growing number of veg
growers that think raised beds are a must have. On GW and others it
seems Raised Beds are normal when, of course, they are not and only
need to be used for specific purposes. Who here uses raised beds and
why?

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On 19/12/2019 13:59, Bob Hobden wrote:
I get the distinct feeling that there are a growing number of veg
growers that think raised beds are a must have. On GW and others it
seems Raised Beds are normal when, of course, they are not and only
need to be used for specific purposes. Who here uses raised beds and
why?


I don't have raised beds with hard margins, but I've been raising the
level of the beds on my allotment to give a greater depth of topsoil,
and to improve drainage (raise the surface above the water table).

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On 19 Dec 2019 17:37, Stewart Robert Hinsley wrote:
On 19/12/2019 13:59, Bob Hobden wrote:
I get the distinct feeling that there are a growing number of veg
growers that think raised beds are a must have. On GW and others it
seems Raised Beds are normal when, of course, they are not and only
need to be used for specific purposes. Who here uses raised beds and
why?


I don't have raised beds with hard margins, but I've been raising the
level of the beds on my allotment to give a greater depth of topsoil,
and to improve drainage (raise the surface above the water table).


That's the sort of specific problem I alluded to and a good use of
them. I've seen a number of new allotment holders start of by making
raised beds when they are totally unnecessary, indeed wasting lots of
land with paths.

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Bob Hobden wrote:
I get the distinct feeling that there are a growing number of veg
growers that think raised beds are a must have. On GW and others it
seems Raised Beds are normal when, of course, they are not and only
need to be used for specific purposes. Who here uses raised beds and
why?


I have one slightly raised bed, in which I am trying (without great
success) to grow tarragon and (rock) samphire. I have other things
which seem to grow better in pots than the ground - mint being the
most extreme and most puzzling. The soil is the same.

They are much touted by the 'no diggers', to avoid walking on the soil,
but I grow trailing squashes under a bean cage, and my arms are rather
them than the 2m long (each) I would need to do that :-)


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Nick Maclaren.
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On 19/12/2019 13:59, Bob Hobden wrote:
I get the distinct feeling that there are a growing number of veg
growers that think raised beds are a must have. On GW and others it
seems Raised Beds are normal when, of course, they are not and only
need to be used for specific purposes. Who here uses raised beds and
why?


I have to use them, my natural soil has too much arsenic to make root
veg safe to eat

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Gardening in Cornwall
www.roselandhouse.co.uk


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On 24/12/19 15:37, Charlie Pridham wrote:
On 19/12/2019 13:59, Bob Hobden wrote:
I get the distinct feeling that there are a growing number of veg
growers that think raised beds are a must have. On GW and others it
seems Raised Beds are normal when, of course, they are not and only
need to be used for specific purposes. Who here uses raised beds and
why?


I have to use them, my natural soil has too much arsenic to make root
veg safe to eat


That's not arsenic, Charlie, it's the garlic you keep forgetting to
harvest... :-)

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