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Just watched the programme and have a question. 
After seeing the raised veg bed with slabs in to heat the soil, do you think he removes the slabs after germination to use the soil for other things later in the season or not?


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,947
    I think they are left there permanently during the season @purplerallim. As one crop goes over, he reuses that section, if l recall correctly. 
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,876
    They do leave them there, it’s a bit of a waste of growing space, ok early in the year if they do warm up, not something I would do. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 5,111
    That's what I thought @Lyn , they take up half the bed. Also I would have thought by the time it was warm enough to warm the slabs , the ground would be warm enough too.
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,876
    That’s my thoughts as well. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • I love Beechgrove, but was also puzzled by the slabs in the soil. I felt it was wasted planting space - but perhaps I'm missing something. 
  • barry islandbarry island Posts: 1,751
    George has done this before a couple of years ago, I think that the team are running out of ideas this weeks show was very stodgy.
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