Peat sieved 10 litres
Silver sand 10 litres
Fine vermiculite 10 litres
Sieved bagged topsoil 5 litres
Westland no 2 10litres
To this I add
4oz review 4 or vitax q4 ground up
3oz seaweed meal
3oz dolomite lime
another important factor is to weigh all the fertilizers accurately to avoid getting different mixes,I use a digital scale for this
Each mix is then thoroughly blended in my mixer for half an hour. This is to ensure all the fertilizers are evenly distributed giving a uniform mix to produce uniform roots once I had enough mix I started the coring and boring process. Firstly I core out a 3" hole using old plastic drain pipe I then use a ling metal bar to deepen the hole and rotate it to make the top wider,this leaves a cone shaped hole which takes 6 litres of mix to fill .I use an old measuring jug to do this and when the holes are full I place a 4" plastic ring on top which helps with watering later on .
.I will be starting to chit my parsnip seeds this weekend,more on this when I do it
Also a mention to my mum and dad for keeping it all weed free and all the water barrels full while I have been away I would struggle without them, below is a picture of the weed free plot.
|not a weed in sight|