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28/03/2014 at 22:21

Ive found myself the proud owner of an allotment and have just spent a few days getting it cleared of tall weeds. But what next, I've been told to spray weedkiller then cover with some weed matting, or do I just cover first. It's a large plot and I really want to get it up and running, any help would be much appreciated.

 

28/03/2014 at 22:25

Ally2 thgere is another Allotment tread on Talkback, join in the discussion there and read what solutions are given.

28/03/2014 at 22:35

I bumped up the other allotment thread for you

28/03/2014 at 22:54

Hello there

Just got an email with this in it looks a good website

http://www.gardenhealth.com/this-week/projects/new-year-new-allotment

http://www.gardenhealth.com/this-week/projects?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=march_140326

I also like the Rick van man on you tube http://www.youtube.com/user/rickvanman

he does lots of videos of his allotment

28/03/2014 at 23:21

WOW Gardengirl the first link is an new allotmteers dream .

I've found inspiration though from the rickvanman site.

29/03/2014 at 00:23

Hi ally2 how about clear a area grow veg and then clear some more areas then the ones that you have cleared just go over them with a how to keep the weeds down 

29/03/2014 at 10:37

There is also a method Alys Flower does on her allotment called lasagne gardening about 6 minutes in on the video where she uses cardboard horse muck and few bits more to help keep the weeds away with no digging

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoOzBiPhYCc

30/03/2014 at 18:36

Thanks for all the advice, I will give the links a look. Been up today and have dug out a far size area, with some help. I suppose I just have to keep at it, little by little I will get some results.

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