Benefits Of Having A Nursery Bed? (Gardening For Beginners Forum At Permies)

We had a twin bed in my toddlers room and I loved it so much I made my husband move it to the new baby’s room. If concerns about soil pests like root-grazing nematodes in long-standing nursery soils exist, think toward establishing a rotating cover crop system with species such such as marigold (Tagetes patula), sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea), rapeseed (Brassica rapa), and radish (Raphanus sativus).

Vegetables such as cabbages, onions, tomatoes, eggplants are best raised in the nursery bed. If the disease appear after the seed emergence drench the nursery beds with 0.1% solution of brassicol or 0.7% captan or thiram after germination. It also helps in watching the diseased and insect pest attacked plants while moving around the nursery.

In the rainy season raised beds are prepared but in the winter and summer season flat beds should be prepared. After the seed bed preparation seeds are sown in the nursery bed either by broadcasting or in lines depending upon the nature and season of crop.

If your nursery space has tree cover, you can think toward thinning and limbing trees or making use of patchy sunlight to give areas of the nursery more or less sunlight during different times of day or seasons. I have more than a few nursery beds in my propagation area near the greenhouse i used them this last fall to start 10000 onions and 5000 leeks.

While one batch is maturing in the main garden, seeds may be sown in the nursery bed, producing plants ready for transplant at the time that the first crop is exhausted. Measure 1m wide of any convenient length, dig it well at least to a depth of 0.3-0.45m so that stones and roots lying underneath are dug out and thrown outside the nursery.