Expansion of the kitchen garden
Well Mette, can you really eat all the vegetables a friend asked when we started the latest expansion of the kitchen garden, where we expanded with 4 more new raised beds in the most delicious larch tree with net cover - of course from Growcamp.
The answer is yes, because I save summer for winter - and we still enjoy last year's harvest from both the freezer, but also especially the shelves in the utility room in the basement. You'll get that story a little later when we have to save this year's harvest.
Today I want to tell you a little bit about the beautiful raised beds that we have just set up in the area in front of my orangery. My kitchen garden consists exclusively of raised beds, a potted kitchen garden and a myriad of self-watering pots and pots - I grow vegetables here and there and everywhere.
As I said, in front of the orangery, we have expanded the kitchen garden with raised beds in larch wood with cover - cover because I am unusually tired of cabbage larvae and onion miner fly larvae, which have been a nuisance in recent years in my garden.
Construction of the raised beds
My kitchen garden is grave-free (No you). A grave-free bed that is added to organic material year after year provides a healthy and undisturbed soil in balance, where weeds and unwanted tingling crawl are naturally kept in check.
My No you pray is placed directly on grass, an area filled with weeds or whatever you just have. The bed is made up of several layers that slowly decompose and release fertilizer for the plants in the bed - the new beds in my kitchen garden are made up of the following layers:
A thick layer of brown recycled cardboard cleaned of tape, plastic etc. - the cardboard will inhibit the penetration of grass and unwanted growth - feel free to lay a double layer if you have it.
Or a thick layer of newspapers, which inhibits grass and weeds.
Branches, plant clippings, half-turned compost, grass clippings, leaves, old dead plants or whatever you have on hand are laid on top of the cardboard.
I top with a good thick layer of raised bed soil, it could also be other soil and well-turned compost - however, pure compost is a little strong fertilizer for the small plants.
And then it's kind of just to start filling the beds with plants.