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Preparing a border for planting

I am currently widening a border in preparation for planting and was wondering what soil supplements I should be adding. The bed at present is a total blank canvas (old site of a greenhouse) and the soil is quite poor and dusty. I am turning it over and removing old stringy bits of root etc. Any advice on prepping this bed would be appreciated, thankyou
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,252
    As much organic matter as you can lay your hands son. Well rotted garden compost/ farmyard/ horse manure if you can get it.
    Devon.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,252
    I'm also working to prepare a new bed. 

    10 days ago.


    Friday last week after mulching with compost.

    I've just rotovated it this morning

    This afternoon, I'm laying another layer of compost on top, then rotovating again.
    Devon.
  • MeomyeMeomye Posts: 791
    Thanks Hosta and well done you that is very impressive.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,252
     :D 
    Devon.
  • MeomyeMeomye Posts: 791
    Should I mix in some CM pellets also? or is it the wrong time of year?
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,252
    I'm not a fan of CM pellets. They won't do any harm, but I don't think they do much good either.
    Devon.
  • Horse manure if you wish and plenty of it.
  • That's a huge border (huge gArden!) @Hostafan1 - what are you planning on planting?  I'm thinking you're probably fast asleep after all that hard work today   :D
  • QasQas Woking,SurreyPosts: 29
    Wow...now that is a blank canvass!! Just curious but all those rocks on the left side after you cultivated..where they all in the border before?
  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 17,116
    Hosta, how big is your land in total?
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