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Can I put turf in new vegetable trug?

Hi I was given a vegetable trug for my birthday in January and have been using time at home to set it up to use.   Have also taken up some of my lawn to make a wild flower bed.  Just wondering if I can put some of the turf into the bottom of the vegetable trug before adding further soil and compost.  


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 30,241
    Yes - providing the turf is well shorn, and you have enough depth in the trug.
    Also - it may depend on what you're growing.
    I'd also make sure you turn it upside down - ie grass side down, and also line the trug with plastic to prevent excess rotting.
    I presume these trugs have drainage holes too?
    It's good practice to make sure those don't get clogged up.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 3,334
    Bit confused by this, a trug is a small basket, woven here in Sussex, (you can get plastic ones) that you carry your garden tools or pickings in.
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