Veg growing trials

Raised beds in our new plant trails area

Raised beds in our new plant trials area

We are keen to try out lots of different growing techniques and to provide as much help and inspiration as we can for people out there who want to grow more themselves. So we are using some of our raised bed units to create a growing area ideal for such trials. We want to demonstrate very simple planting strategies as well as trying out a few variants of looking after the plants.. Chris one of our regular volunteers regularly uses Reiki technique on plants he has grown with a positive effect.. so we want to see if we can try it more scientifically and see if we can also get a result. We certainly do feel that as a horticulture project we should be trying out as may ideas and techniques as we can.

This 1.2m by 2.4m raised bed is 30 cm deep and ideal for growing veg

This 1.2m by 2.4m raised bed is 30 cm deep and ideal for growing veg

We are currently taking orders for our raised beds.. they are beautiful, made of heavy, durable larch timber, are un treated and ideal for growing veg or herbs. They are 1.2m wide, and 30 cm deep and come with either 1.2m, 2.4m or 3.6m sides. The idea is that you fill them with a mix of soil and compost to create an ideal and easy to manage growing space. Prices are £65 , £80 or £95 for the three sizes, with discounts for multiple orders (more than 5 units)

They are easy to assemble and come in a flat pack with instructions. We will be running a website with weekly updates show step by step instructions of what to plant, how to set them up and how to manage your plants. Our aim is to make growing as easy as we possibly can for anyone who wants to try. Contact us directly if you would like to discuss your order.



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I lead on the Cwm Harry Skills and training enterprise, am a qualified teacher and permaculture design tutor and garden designer and project consultant. I write several blogs and am an avid networker and communicator on the subjects of sustainability, transition and co-operatives. I have written an occasional column for Channel4/green and have worked for Channel 4 on their 'Dumped' seriesworked as well as for BBC Wales as a green advisor on their Changing Lives- Going Green series, Nov-Dec 2009. I have been working in sustainable development, on project management and development, teaching, growing and small business development all my life really. I also grew up living and working on farms and have a broad experience working in Britain and Canada and Zimbabwe on sustainable agriculture, grass roots permaculture projects, micro business development and housing and worker co-ops. I have been based in Wales since 1994 and currently live in the Welsh borders.