New polytunnel, waterlogging

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New polytunnel, waterlogging
« on: February 19, 2019, 18:25 »
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Re: New polytunnel, waterlogging
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2019, 18:32 »
Hi all, recently I've been thinking of getting a polytunnel, to cut a long story short, the land that it's going on which is the only place big enough is prone to heavy waterlogging in the winter months. I've dug into the ground n made a big enough hole at the lowest part an waited a week or there about an yes after lots of rain it is filled to the top. Now im putting raised beds in the tunnel say 2-3ft in depth will that suffice without having to dig new drain trenches, will I get away with the raised beds or am I just asking for trouble further down the line? Will the beds eventually sink into the sodden ground? Help!! Thanks chris.

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Re: New polytunnel, waterlogging
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2019, 12:26 »
If the water table is simply high, then the raised beds should do the trick. I'd avoid digging too many trenches simply because of the trip / broken ankle hazard.

Bear in mind that you'll need to top up the contents of the raised beds over time.
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: New polytunnel, waterlogging
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2019, 18:53 »
Thank you for the reply,  ;)



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