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Soil Depth

I have an allotment with a soil depth of barely a spade head in places so raised beds would seem to be the answer. Would regular application of compost and/or manure eventually increase the soil depth permanently or would it decompose and make no difference?


  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,685
    What is under the soil?
    "What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbour". 
  • Dave115Dave115 Posts: 25
    Large stones which I remove whenever possible but that can be very time consuming.
    It does mean the drainage is good,but plants that need a deep root run do suffer.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,789
    I think the raised beds would be the way to go then @Dave115. It'll probably save you a lot of grief in the long run.
    They wouldn't have to be enormous either, as that can be costly to fill them, initially.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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