Wooden Raised Garden Beds


Shropshire Wooden Raised Garden Bed

Part 2.

It takes less than five minutes to assemble the Shropshire Raised bed. The only tool required will be a hammer. The hammer is required because we supply the stainless steel pin longer than the depth of the raised bed so they can be pegged into the ground.

Shropshire Wooden Raised Garden Bed

Part 1.

The Shropshire Raised Garden Beds are a variation of our classic raised garden beds. Instead of a large wooden dowel in the corners we have stainless steel pins. Also we use British grown Red Cedar (5cm thick) instead of Scandinavian red pine. The simple design of  Shropshire raised bed allows the wood to shrink and swell for improved durability. Fixings, such as screws and nails, eventually loosens as wood ages, but these raised beds are assembled with rust-free metal pins set securely through each joint. So after years of exposure these raised beds will not have weakened and will be able to be disassembled by hand if needed.

Shropshire Wooden Raised Garden Bed

Part 3.

Raised Beds can be placed directly onto soil, grass, or even on a weedy patch. Once the bed is filled with soil, any vegetation underneath (with a few exceptions) will form a composted base. Having positioned your Raised Bed, fill with a soil mixture to suit your plants and then you are ready start planting.
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Product Name
Quantity & Finish
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Shropshire Raised Garden Bed 60x60x30cm(High) (SH.RB.60.60.22)
Shropshire Raised Garden Bed 120x60x30cm(High)  (SH.RB.120.60.30)
Shropshire Raised Garden Bed 120x120x30cm(High)  (SH.RB.120.120.30)
Shropshire Raised Garden Bed 240x60x30cm(High)  (SH.RB.240.60.30)
Shropshire Raised Garden Bed 240x120x30cm(High)  (SH.RB.240.120.30)
Delivery approximately 30 days Postage and Packaging is included for the Uk Mainland.
We also offer a bespoke service, so if you would like this or any of our own wooden products made to your own preferred measurements please contact us and we will be pleased to help.
If you live in the Channel Islands, Highlands and Islands or Ireland please ring 01952 541170 or email sales@thelichfieldplantercompany.co.uk  for a quote for delivery.

Beautiful potatoes for your raised garden beds

Potatoes  originated  in America,  from where they have been  introduced around the world since the sixteenth  century. They are a mainstay of many people's diets, and
probably more potatoes are eaten than any other vegetable.  Books  have  been written solely about  potatoes, a fact which indicates not only the huge interest in them,  but that many  people  find the large number of varieties confusing.
Even  if you are not especially interested  in potatoes  it is worth finding space for the earlies and salad potatoes, in your raised garden beds,  which  have such sensational flavour. There are also numerous  rare
and heritage varieties  that are worth  investigating.
Potatoes grow well in raised garden beds  - or in garden  planters  

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which can be placed on a terrace  or right outside the kitchen door for the ultimate convenience crop. Every potato  has its own characteristic which  makes  it suitable  for one method of cooking but not another. There  are varieties which  roast  well but turn into a mush  when boiled, and others which make delicious mash  but never become  fluffy when baked.
Potatoes are Purchased  as seed potatoes, which are placed in trays in a frost free, light position  and left to 'chit', or sprout  - this generally takes about  six weeks. They can be planted  out once the  sprouts are about  2cm long. Once the stems reach 20-23cm high the plants are ready to be earthed  up.
This  is done to prevent  any light getting  to
Garden peas

Beautiful potatoes for your raised garden beds

the tubers, which would  then turn green  and poisonous.  Continue earthing  up as they grow.  An alternative  is to use black polythene as a light excluder. This  has  the advantage of acting as a mulch, suppressing weeds  and preventing water evaporation, however  it will also attract slugs. Plant out in early to mid-spring.  Dig a trench  15cm   deep and spread  leaf mould  along  the bottom.  Place the tubers 25-30cm apart, leaving  45-52cm between rows. Allow slightly more space for second  earlies  and more again  for main crops.
Harvesting times  vary, depending on the variety,  from mid-summer  (for first earlies), late summer (for second  earlies)  and early autumn (for maincrop).
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