Angelika Maier wrote:And I think it is a myth that without ever working the soil over you get a friable soil underneath that line
Angelika Maier wrote:True with the wood chips however stones do not turn into soil.
BUT: the thread was meant to discuss these structures people put around garden beds., I myself find them rather annoying and unnecessary apart from the ponts mentioned above, but maybe there are people who find advantages to it. The cost alone makes it prohibitive.
Angelika Maier wrote:I actually do have raised beds because I don't have soil, but I don't build structures. I do it like the oldrimers, simply raise it. However, when I get hold on it I get woodchips a truckload full and difficult to get the I fill all the pathways up with woodchips to the topwhich of course sinks down after a while. It makes the best soil. At least if you have nothing to start with. There is a lot of effort money and material going in all these structures, even if you get some for free you still need screws etc.