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Q.What Organic Materials To Add To Raised Bed Containing Dried Out Bark (compost)

Zone Renton, WA 98055 | Anonymous added on July 18, 2023 | Answered

Used raised bed compost & organic potting mix in raised beds- but plants (cucumbers and lettuce) are not growing 🙁 only 3″ high – they were planted at least 4 weeks ago. Soil is very dry and mostly composed of bark chips. What ingedients can we add to the soil to make plants grow?

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Answered on July 20, 2023

Try adding manure to enrich the soil. You can add a thin layer on top of the soil and try to work it in without disturbing the roots of your vegetables. Lettuce is a cool season crop and may be why it is stalling.

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