** Scroll down for more information on creating a drainage layer + examples of raised beds!
Creating a drainage layer
If the water remains for more than 15 minutes, you have poor drainage or if you live in an area of heavy clay or chalk where drainage isn't as good, you will need to dig a bigger hole 90cm wide and 70cm deep.
Mix some of the soil from the hole with gravel, small stones, small pieces of broken terracotta pots, or small pieces of broken bricks in the mixture to aid drainage.
Place the mixture in the base of the hole so that the base of the basket is 3cm below ground level at the base of the hole.
Examples of raised beds
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