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I have just taken on an allotment which is knee to waist high in various weeds, what is the best way to tackle these?.


  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,531
    Others will suggest different methods:  my word of warning is don't rotavate it.   Some of those weeds are sure to be perennials which will re-grow from the tiniest piece of root.  Rotavating chops the roots into pieces and scatters them, making the problem worse.
  • Gardengirl..Gardengirl.. Posts: 4,134
    So exciting getting a plot can you takes some pictures so we can see please, where abouts are you?

    If you have a strimmer cut it down or use sheers cover some as it makes it eaiser to dig after the ground has been covered for a while, digging with a fork better than a spade as that would chop up the weeds - forks will ease the roots out bag weeds best to take to the tip do not compost as bet they would have lots of seeds on which will re grow

    Hampshire Gardener
  • Many thanks Josusa great advice.
  • Gardengirl, will join the thread and follow with great interest 

    thank you
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