Friday, 27 June 2014

Double digging when planting new plants

Do you double dig your garden beds when planting a new plant? It’s beneficial for new garden beds with long-term plantings, such as vegetables, perennials, cane fruits, and shrubs. Double-digging also improves soil drainage by breaking up compaction and removing hard soil.

Double-digging involves removing the topsoil the depth of a spade and placing the removed soil to aside. Then the subsoil is then broken up to a spade’s depth, a layer of well-rotted manure or compost is laid on top loosen the subsoil another spade’s depth. Finally, the topsoil is returned with added compost, manure or fertilizers.
 

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