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Cover for manured areas?

I am a no dig practitioner on my allotment.. Also I prefer not to leave bare soil in winter. I use green manures phacelia and field beans with some benefit. But I have some areas where I have put a good layer of manure. But it is bare. Should I cover that with black plastic or porous fibre mat? 
Advice appreciated


  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,873
    Black plastic will help to warm the soil up and keep weeds out. It would obviously need to be pegged or bricked down really securely.
  • SlumSlum Posts: 357
    I’d leave it. The layer of manure will protect the soil and plastic would prevent rainwater penetrating the ground. 
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