Raised Bed Gardening

I have a similar problem in the Kitchen Garden.  Our garden is surrounded by a yew hedge and this likes to send its roots into the raised beds.  This year, following disappointing growth, I dug out the beds to find them choked with roots.  I dug out as much of the root as possible and then added a lot of compost to the soil. 

Adding a liner to your beds will make it harder for the roots to enter the beds, but won’t hold them off indefinitely.  I now dig each raised bed over every time I am replacing the crops within it.  This will keep the soil nice and loose and prevent the roots taking such a big hold again.

I hope this is useful for you.  Please let me now if I can be of any further assistance.


Kindest Regards




Jo Blackwell

Kitchen Gardener