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Firming Soil For Brassicas?

 
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cab



Joined: 01 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 05 8:06 pm    Post subject: Firming Soil For Brassicas?  Reply with quote    

On my new plot, the whole thing really did need digging to get the weeds out (or under to rot). So everything is a bit looser and more aerated than I'd normally choose for brassicas.

So I'm considering the old-fashioned approach of planks of wood and walking to squish it down before planting out my brassicas. I've never done this, I've never needed to firm the ground for my brassicas (I've always had a dig over in autumn). Is this a good approach?

gavin



Joined: 10 Feb 2005
Posts: 93
Location: Leeds, W Yorks
PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 05 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'll be thoroughly treading the soil for my new brassica bed Good and firm. The old guys say you should have to use a crowbar to transplant brussels sprouts (going a bit far? )

All best - Gavin

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
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Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 05 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yep: the Geoff Hamilton shuffle works well for us!

cab



Joined: 01 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 05 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cheers guys. Inviting overwight friends to the allotment for a trampling session it is then

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