New bed on soil with brick and waste debris
Hi Charles, first excuse my english, i hope you can understand my questions. I have a little organic orchard at home (La Plata, Argentina) and i want to start new no dig beds. The problem is that just there, twenty years ago former owner put a lot of bricks and waste debris to make a path to go into his property with his truck. So there is only 10cm of soil on top, and sometimes even less. I think i have two options:
- Doing no dig beds adding a lot (but how much? 30 cm?) of manure and compost with timber on the sides. In this case i dont use "real" soil, so i dont know if it is a good idea in mid-term
- or doing only one big dig to dig out the debris. In this case the bed would be finally a bit under the soil level, i think i will need anyway a lot of compost to raise it. I feel this is the best choice, but as it is a very hard work (i did it las year on a 3x1meter spot and was absolutely exhausted), so I would appreciate to have your opinion.
Thank you very much for your time,