Build a Timber Raised Bed
If you have a heavy clay soil, you may find it easier to grow your vegetables in raised beds. Not only does the soil drain freely, but it also warms up faster in spring.
- Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
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Arrange Second Layer
The next layer of timbers simply sit on top of the first. Arrange the pieces so that the joints at the four corners are staggered to give the structure extra strength and stability. Check all levels before screwing the lumber in place.
Sow Seeds or Plant Plugs
Fill with garden topsoil or soil-based compost. Water it well and leave to settle for a few days, after which you can sow seeds or plant directly.
Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
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