Rewriting the Allotment Design?
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I am in the process of creating a honeycomb of hexagon beds on my allotment.
The idea came to me when I learnt about the space / packing efficiency of a Hexagon tessellation. In this case the amount of path to bed ratio is good - but could be even better if I chose to make the paths narrower.
Here is a video for you to see - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8qhWc1cSKE
My unique design gives very easy access to weed and tend all areas without walking on the soil and many other benefits including reduced pest and disease spread.
Using weed fabric initially covering the whole area and cutting in folding and weighing down the fabric to make solid paths as I go.
I will be doing mixed planting of flowers fruit and veg, so pests will have a hard time spreading from plant to plant or from bed to bed, there will be no rows of carrots here!.
I also made a simple 'ski' for my barrow, to stop it slipping onto the beds from the path :
Each bed is 8ft wide, there will be about 28 beds in total - so far I have dug around 10 beds.
Richard Briggs, York
Last edited: 29 March 2017 10:12:15