Posted: 15/01/2016 at 12:15
True Jason but that built up bed ...if dry today and tomorrow ....could be ready for light hoeing. I find winter work....if ground is suitable...invaluable. Lawn beds can be ready in good time, veg plots too. Springtime is so hectic that anything that can be done over the winter, during suitable conditions, will save an awful lot of time. Difficult for heavy clay soils, of course, but for good draining soils go for it.
Lucky here....ground dries out pretty quickly.
never totally convinced about covering with polythene jason. Did a comparison once and found soil dried out much more quickly where it wasn't covered. Polythene, even pierced,,can sweat. In the open the wind is an excellent drying system