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Greenhouse beds

Planning to re-site the greenhouse for next year, thinking if inside beds for toms. GH is 6' wide, is there a recommended width for beds, or just whatever works best? Ta. 
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,897
    My GH is 10x8 (runs East to West) and I have a 2ft x 8ft wide bed on the north side of the g/h.
    That allows me to grow peppers and chillies on the staging on the south side so the light isn't blocked by the tomatoes.
    I grow 8 plants each year - 6 would probably be more sensible :)
    I replace the top 1.5 spade's depth of soil/compost every 3 years to keep it fresh.

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Brilliant, thanks so much Pete
    It's knowing what to do with things that counts - Robert Frost
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 22,580
    When I had a greenhouse there was acentral door with a central path, earth on the right side for planting, paved on left side with potting bench and shelving. I think it was bigger though, about 8ft wide. 

    I used to put planks of wood on trestles on the right side for all my seedlings, then take it down as the seedlings were planted in late spring, then plant tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers.

    I added manure and compost on the earth side and changed a load of it every 3 years or so with earth from the veg garden.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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