It is best to make a high bed, they will be fertile and beautiful. To make them you need all the rules. Mark the space under the beds to place them from the North to the East. On the bottom put branches, sticks, hay, leaves. Sprinkle top layer of compost, then put cow or horse manure, and it is the earth with a thickness of 10-15 cm This bed will be a long time fertile and warm. Its width should not exceed 160 cm, the height should be 70 cm.
Now you need to make fences for the beds is comfortable, besides the beds with the bumpers look prettier than usual. Fences can be made from those materials that are on hand or purchased. Take, for example, the sides of logs in the form of a well, paint the garden-wells or decorate them with carvings. Another idea – turn over beds of slate, cutting his grinder on a flat strip. Suitable for fencing and smooth boards, but they are bad because they will rot in 4-5 years. There are plastic borders, can frame your garden beds with them. Great little garden beds and flower beds out of tires, painted in different colors. Original look beds framed by stones, a fence or low curbs of trimmed plants (lovage, parsley, lettuce, hyssop.
So the beds look nice, you need to turn over not only them, but also to take care of the space between them. Therefore, proceed to the next stage. Put between the beds of the geotextile (it is sold in DIY stores), and on it pour the gravel, chippings or bark. Such dumping will brighten the aisle and will not allow to grow into weeds.
Advice 2: How to arrange the beds in the garden
Proper planning of the garden will allow you to obtain a good harvest, then the time and effort spent on planting and care, not wasted. Your garden will give you not only vegetables and herbs, but also a good mood.
You will need
- References, paper and a ruler, a pencil and a tape measure.
Consider the plan your vegetable garden on paper first, and then on the ground. Beds place so that they got maximum sunlight. Perfect when fruit trees cover the garden from cold winds from the North. If old trees shade the beds, and to cut them you is not going to have them trim the top branches so that the sun passed through the crown.
The garden place from North to South. If the garden is located under a slope, the landing must be carried out across the hill to the earth went down during the wind and rain.
When finding your vegetable garden in the valley, make the beds high. Don't forget about the drainage ditch to remove excess water.
Just do a comfortable and wide aisles between the beds. You should be able to pass a truck in any part of the garden.
Immediately provide a place for a compost heap. In it you will put the weeds from the garden and other residues to perarolo, and then got a great organic fertilizer for your garden beds. The pile should be a comfortable passage through the garden.
Perekapyvayut the ground for beds in the fall after harvest. Therefore, the location of the plantings in the garden next year you need to think about in the summer. Vegetable crops suck out of the land of certain nutrients. You don't plant the same plants in two consecutive years at one place. When planning your beds, consider the predecessors of the new plantings. Development of plants depends on the nutrients left in the soil.
Consider what plants will be located on adjacent beds. Your landing can do to protect themselves from pests, to attract insects for pollination, and can get together and bad effect on the growth and maturation of each other. Set plants according to the rules on the next patch. Check with reference books.