La Saladou

Making raised beds

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We have started making raised beds for our winter veggies. These beds will soon be inside, covered by a polytunnel. Fabulous summer crops and winter salads, and a wonderful early start to everything in the spring! Our neighbour Jan and his sons helped us setting up the beds: a layer of wood (branches, small stems), a layer of manure, a layer of cardboard and a final layer of earth. Mulches will follow soon to protect the soil from the harsh winter weather, to encourage worms and to help build a healthy soil structure.

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