Posted: 25/08/2016 at 22:21
Strip the grass off using a turf cutter from handihire or similar. It makes the job a lot easier . Turn the turves upside down and make a turf stack, water and cover with black plastic. It will make a lovely soil for a potting mix.
Get as much well rotted farm yard manure as you can and put it on the area you want to grow veg next year, except for areas for root veg like carrots.(They fork in freshly manured soil). If you get it on before winter, the worms will pull it down over winter and put the soil in good condition.
You can order your fruit bushes and raspberry canes now for delivery when they are dormant. Prepare the area where they are going to go, and plant as soon as they arrive, unless the soil is frozen.