Page 9 - EON Edible Garden Manual

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Step 1:
Lay old carpet at the bottom of the raised bed.
This will keep out weed sand termites. Water
thoroughly.
Step 2:
Add a 5cm layer of well-rotted manure.
Step 3:
Create a 10cm layer of straw. At the same
time sprinkle 1 handful of blood and bone per
square metre over the straw. Water this layer
really well.
Step 4:
Lay about 10cm of good quality soil such as
pindan or top soil.
Step 5:
Add a 5cm layer of manure.
Step 6:
Add another 10cm layer of straw, sprinkle with
blood and bone and water thoroughly.
Step 7:
Add another 10cm layer of pindan or good soil.
Step 8:
Add a final 10cm layer of straw.
Step 9:
Water thoroughly so that the bed is wet all the
way through.
Step 10:
Let the bed settle for one week before planting.
Step 11:
When it is time to plant your seedlings, dig a
small hole in the last layer and place 2 cups full
of potting mix in the bottom of each hole. Plant
the seedlings direct into the potting mix.
FILL YOUR VEGETABLE BEDS WITH THESE LAYERS:
RECIPE FOR
LAYERED BEDS
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