… So plants can lie in it? I decided to take a plunge and begin to transfer my lovely-home-made-from-turf-topsoil into the first rough outline of a raised bed that I’ve made. I put 4 wheelbarrow-loads in which covered about 1.5m x 1m x about 30cm depth. I reckon I have about another 6-8 barrow loads so hope to double up with mushroom or horsemanure compost to fill up two or three beds in total. These will probaly need to be shallow-ish beds for things like short stubby carrots, salad, cucumbers etc etc.
Lovely feeling earth and I’m very excited. Excellent self-sufficiency feeling to have generated top soil from turf I took up (to lay new turf which I got free from down the road). And a good way of expanding our allotment capacity quite quickly with little work/digging – especially in our second allotment area which has naff-all topsoil and a poor base for a standard allotment area being dug over.