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Allotment Heavy clay heavy mud

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 21:46
Cheers everyone for the advice ????

Allotment Heavy clay heavy mud

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 07:58
Thanks for the replies and any help like I said is gratefully received other plot holders on the allotment have been rotavating and so I was eager to get on with mine also but my allotment has never been worked and no manure ever added so I think you are right in saying it needs leaving a month or two longer and in this time I will try to get a few tonnes of manure and or topsoil/compost but I do understand that if I get manure it will only really be good for next year now

Allotment Heavy clay heavy mud

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 21:56
Spent the best part of 6 hours on my allotment today trying in vain to break up the soil a little as it is so wet I wanted to help it drain but also as the weeds are starting to come I wanted the frosts we are supposed to be getting to kill them so I spent all day trying to rotavate my modest sized plot unfortunately the mud and clay soil I have inherited was so heavy it stopped the tines turning on the Howard gem tank I was clinging onto for dear life but also at times the mud was so soft it was eating the gem which must weight in the region of half a tonne and sank to maybe 12 inch making it almost impossible to retrieve....... Any help especially with hand digging (lol) would be gratefully appreciated
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