Green Manure or not?
Not sure if this is on the right topic or not but hey ho. Having just taken on an allotment (yay) I want to work on repairing fencing, sheds, growhouse and build compost bins etc before I plant stuff in the ground. Only cos I have M.E. and can't do too much at once.
So once I have cleared the site of the dying veg that is in there I wondered whether a green manure would help prevent weeds. There are lots of nettles, bindweed (grr), comfrey on the alloment site in general but want to deter them from my plot if I can. Also the soil is very clay based, would green manure help?
When sown can it be left until spring or do I have to dig it in before then and resow?
Sorry very beginner type questions lol. My plan in the future is to use the comfrey and nettles on site for fertilizer etc.but I am a long way from that. Oh, can comfrey and nettles go in the compost bin? Which I have yet to build from pallets my neighbor gave me lol.
Any advice, suggestions and so on gratefully received.