24 May ~ Creating a new garlic raised bed

One of our 2 compost heaps has pretty good weathered coarse compost material now.

One of our 2 compost heap!
One of our 2 compost heaps!

Cheng Ai had brought a bag of garlic cloves. We decided to create a new raised bed to grow garlic as the location for our previous garlic bed was too shady & moist.

Having identified a suitable area that was more sunny & open, five of us got down to creating the new raised bed. We arranged red bricks into a 2-tier rectangular bed, and added coarse compost from the heap. Tree branches and leaves that had not broken down were removed.

The garlic cloves were then arranged in neat rows along the length of the bed.

Once we were happy with the arrangement, we gently pushed the cloves in, with the flat side pointing down, so that they were not visible from the top.

The compost was moist so the bed didn’t need additional watering.

Our new raised bed, and many garlic cloves
Our new raised bed, and many garlic cloves
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