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