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Help with raised bed planter!


Hi everyone!

On the weekend I bought a raised bed vegetable planter 1m x 1m and would like some advice on whether it is best to line it or not? I have read conflicting ideas online and am confused what to do??

Last year I grew some fruit and veg in containers with much success but this year I thought I would have a go at growing things in a vegetable planter. I intend to site it on the lawn in front of my shed. Any ideas would be great!! :)

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Hi Beverley ..
You could take a look at GoYpedia Raised Vegetable Plots ..
scroll down to letter R in the alphabet at the base of the GoY page.

You could also click on W for Weed Suppressing Membranes..

I hope these ideas help .. and good luck :o)

7 Mar, 2012


I'm sure you will get answers on this from far more experienced growers but if its any help I put a weed membrane down then topped up with home made compost, brought compost and left over grow bags.
Mine seem to be thriving and hardly any weeding ..bonus

7 Mar, 2012


Thanks for your advice TT and Carol, i will try using the weed membrane, i'm sure i have some leftover compost to help fill my bed. Hopefully i can get it assembled on the weekend as the weather next week is supposed to be a lot brighter! Will keep you posted on the progress. :)

7 Mar, 2012


Agree with Carol Beverley ,look forward to following your blog progress.

7 Mar, 2012

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