What to put in my raised bed
Hello, a few months ago i was offered some old broken sandstone window sills so a made a raised bed with them. As there was a field close by that had horses I decided it would be a good idea to put in some manure at the base, i added 3 carry bags full of fresh and a barrow full of rotted down manure. I also added 4 bags of general compost, plus some compost i had made myself. The bed is about 2ft deep ,2ft wide by 2 meteres long sat ontop of soil which i turned over and over before building the bed ontop and filling it in. Im in no rush to plant anything and wanted to allow good decomposition to take place so was preping it for spring. We bought so lupins and digitalis for pots in our garden and really enjoyed them, we have harvested the seed for next year and was planning to put these in but have just learned that lupins produce there own nitrogen and will get crown rot if planted in manure compost, this has made me realise that some plants are going to do alot better that others and therefore I need advice. I personally would fill it full of veg but the boss wants flowers. The plot gets sun from 3pm onwards till 8pm in the summer, east facing, i have built this up agaist a wooden fence. I plan to mix in some sand for drainage too. Much help or advice appreciated, shaun.