Watering empty beds?

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adri123

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Watering empty beds?
« on: February 24, 2014, 16:05 »
Hi

I've got a load of empty beds in the PT.  Is it a good idea to water them every so often even though nothing is growing?  They look like they are drying out a bit too much.

TIA

Adri

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Beetroot Queen

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Re: Watering empty beds?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2014, 22:01 »
We dont water ours when empty but to be fair they never dry out as we are in Somerset  ::)

Not sure I would but I am probably wrong

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Re: Watering empty beds?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 10:50 »
I should think it's only the top that looks dry - water tables are very high atm. If you dig down a few inches, I bet it will be damp.

I'd only start watering when you are thinking of planting something.
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Totty

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Re: Watering empty beds?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2014, 18:05 »
I give mine a couple of really good soakings in winter, then cover with weed membrane. You don't see many worms in bone dry soil, that's a good enough reason for keeping them damp IMO.

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grinling

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Re: Watering empty beds?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2014, 21:15 »
I soaked mine recently as it was very dry as near a fence.



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