Dave's nursery

Lauw de Jager dejager@bulbargence.com
Mon, 01 Dec 2003 01:27:51 PST
le 30/11/03 0:28, David Fenwick à crocosmia@blueyonder.co.uk a écrit :
Beds are of 10cm x 2.5 cm timber, lined with white mypex, with 75mm of
woodchip covering the mypex.
the area is now covered by three 24m long x 2.8m wide wood framed beds.
These will be lined in the next few weeks. The first plot took about 15
tonnes of woodchip, I reckon 20 tonnes for this one. although I must add
that the woodchip doesn't actually touch the soil.

Dear Dave,
I follow with interest your new developments. Be careful the more space you
create, the more plants you acquire and then you will need more space and so
on. As you will no doubt be aware this is a 'cycle infernale".  It is only
lack of energy which will in the end  will make us slow down.

I noticed that the beds you made are not very high. Have you 'raised' it by
10+15cm?  Sometime ago you posted a drawing of a raised bed. Unfortunately I
cannot retrieve it, please, post it  again if you have it hand.

As I understand, you have the vertical timber on the outside, lined with
"Mypex" (what is this material like?) and then 75mm  woodchips  (vertical
layer?) and is the remainder then filled up with composted material? No soil
or sand? "woodchip doesn't actually touch the soil". can you explain please.
How deep have excavated the beds? Is your design different for
I follow your operation with much interest. After my South African visit I
am now constructing a bed, to house my wintergrowing collection,
incorporating  what I have seen there.
Kind regards

Lauw de Jager
South of France (zone 8 Olivier)

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