It is time to get some garden beds in the ground. We want to turn a weedy sodded area into our garden. Deep bedding, John Seymour style, seems like the perfect technique. First thing we did was delineate the beds and the gardens boundary.
We used our broad fork to peel up the sod flopping it over on the adjacent sod.
The loose soil from below the sod is then spaded onto a partial piece of wood sheeting, in this case particle board.
Soiled straw is put in the bottom of the new deep bed. This will help start the decaying processes.
Next the sod is replaced into the deep bed upside down, grass down. We wont see that weedy sod again.
A layer of Organic fish compost is added. Because we just moved here this “Olympic Mountain” compost was our best option. From now on we hope to only use our own compost.
The reserved loose soil is placed on top of the sod roots and compost. This should end up looking like a raised bed. Deep bedding in this matter creates a long lasting fertile, deep garden bed.
More fish compost will be hoed into this bed once it is complete. This was about one-fifth of one row. We have 14 rows planned each 4ft by 20ft.