Growing veg in an unkempt garden!
Hello everyone, this is my first post on the forum!
I have just moved into a new house which has a 'professionally landscaped' garden, although the house has not been lived in for a year and therefore the garden is rather overgrown and needs some tidying up.
The main thing I want to do is grow vegetables, and I was planning on putting some raised beds in the bed areas that are already in the garden. However, when I was clearing out the weeds yesterday, I found that the bamboo which I was going to 'fence off' with the bed, has enormous roots that are as tough and hard as the bamboo itself! The bamboo itself is about 4 metres high, as well as the conifers and phitonia red robin which are in other areas of the garden.
I would have no idea how to dig up such a big and monstrous root system, so I am thinking how I can work around it... The roots are literally up to the surface of the bed, some roots are sticking up out of the soil! I do quite like the bamboo, although I would trim it down a bit. So I am thinking, can I put some weed control membrane on the top of the bed as it stands at the moment, and then put my raised beds on top, just to prevent the roots from sucking all the goodness away from the vegetables? Obviously I will make the raised bed deep enough to ensure that the veg have enough space for rooting.
Any advice you can give would be great! I have grown veg for a few years in pots, but this is the first time I am able to actually grow in an actual garden!