I am showing you how to double dig a row in a raised bed for scatter planting carrots. If you were to double dig the whole bed, you would use a drop cloth to hold the first 12 inches of soil. In the pictures I put that soil on the half of the bed I won't be double digging.
The first step was to turn the whole garden the length of the spade and break the clumps up. The second step starts with removing about 12 inches of soil from the row in which the carrots will be planted.
|Step One - A Raised Bed Turned Once and Amended: Gary Pilarchik|
|Step Two - Double Digging a Raised Bed: Gary Pilarchik|
|Step Two - Remove the 2nd 12 inches in a Raised Bed: Gary Pilarchik|
|Amendments for the Raised Bed Garden: Gary Pilarchik|
|Step Three - Amended the Raised Bed Row: Gary Pilarchik|
|Step Four - Mixing in the Amendments: Gary Pilarchik|
The next step is to replace some of the soil from the side pile and add about 5 shovel fulls of peat moss. I also used a stake to mark out the row.
|Step Five: Add Peat Moss: Gary Pilarchik|
|Step Six - Add More Peat Moss: Gary Pilarchik|
|Step Seven - Mix the Top of the Double Dug Row Up Nicely: Gary Pilarchik|
|Mixed Carrots - The Rusted Garden: Gary Pilarchik|
|Mix in the Carrots with Your Finger Tips: Gary Pilarchik|
|Water in and Mark the Carrot Row: Gary Pilarchik|