Posted: 02/08/2014 at 13:05
Try and identify which weeds you have too, as this will indicate whether rotavating will be of benefit. If there is bindweed, ground elder, marestail or lots of dandelions, rotavating will make things much worse. My advice is to do as many others have suggested and tackle it by hand, digging over a small section at a time and thoroughly hand-weeding each bit as you do it. Simply digging over and weeding counts as cultivation and will also make other allotment holders happy as they won't be getting any more seeds blown in from your plot!