Over winter mulching

The over winter mulching we did this year seems to now be benefitting us. Pretty much all of the veg beds were covered in a layer of used straw from the chicken shed in the autumn to begin composting and help prevent spring weed growth. We’ve already dug one bed over to put onions in and the second is now done, ready for the beans. We scraped back most, but not all of the straw before digging the remainder in. Hopefully this will help water retention over the summer. The soil looks in very good shape and hopefully is rich with fertiliser that has leached from the straw.

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