Friday, February 24, 2006

Does this residue in the compost bin seen to be the sort of thing I should be putting in a runner bean trench? Advice gratefully recieved. Posted by Picasa


Blogger Allotment Lady said...

Yes - you can throw that in

The main purpose of lining a bean trench is to have matter that will provide some food and also to keep moisture there. Something that the roots like to snuggle into. My first year I dug out a trench and threw in all kitchen waste and newspaper - and I had a fantastic crop. Last year - where I grew those beans, I used manure as a mulch but did not dig a trench, but did so in the new bean rows.

I am glad I did - because it proved that it was worth the trouble. The ones grown in a dug over manures and mulched bed were not very successful. I got a crop - late - but some were not as prolific and those that I grew in trenches.

Friday, 24 February, 2006  
Blogger Mike said...

Thank you very much for the advice,
All the best, Mike

Saturday, 25 February, 2006  

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