Posted: 27/10/2013 at 13:30
Research the theory of " Green Manure "....and a specific plant Phacelia which is one of many you can consider using
You dig the plot and can sow the seeds now up to the end of October but be quick
The roots open up the soils air ways and takes up the area so it limits the area that weeds can grow in / on
You then later cut off the top half of the plants and let it stay on the soil and then at the later stages dig in the to the soil to further "manure " your soil
I have just broadcast...thrown the seeds about a bit....onto a Horse Manured bed and onto a bare bed so I can see how they compare
Verdun is usually right and I bow to his knowledge but take a chance and make mistakes and plenty of confidence !!