ChatterBank0 min ago
A Soft Fruit Garden
Hello. I am in the process of making a small softfruit garden (5 bushes,currants and the like.) They are now in tubs coming into leaf. What i propose oto do is 1. Dig the plot. 2 make 5 large holes fill with compost and plant bushes here. 3 Cover the plot with weed supressant and then gravel. Question would this be OK? Thx
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What you propose will be fine in any soil except clay. In clay, the holes you propose would act like buckets, so the compost would get waterlogged and the bushes could rot. Good suggestion in 1st answer of mixing soil and compost up a bit. Personally I use my neighbour's shredded hedge clippings on top as mulch - it keeps the weeds down brilliantly and adds organic matter and nutrients to soil. You might want to google the Ruth Stout method as another option.