Posted: 01/08/2014 at 22:08
All good advise, thank you. Having just dug over half a plot earlier this year, I didn't want to face digging over another, but there's no easy way.
Rain is forcast over the weekend so plan to remove the plastic tomorrow morning, hopefully the rain will soften the ground a little for it to be dug over.
Rough digging, covering with well rotted muck and a double dig trench to see whats there sounds like a good plan. Frank - there is the biggest pile of muck I have ever seen at the gate of the allotments...10ft from the plot...
Boater - no kidding, I watched a guy using a rotavator earlier this year, he said it can be just as hard in terms of hard work, as digging over the plot and I don't have a rotavator.
Covering with cardboard sounds a good plan but I don't have access to the amount needed but now plan to cover some sections of the plot with cardboard.
Thanks again you guy's, advise welcome, it is a real boost when you arrive at a plot and don't know where to start....