Just got bags of good rotted HM
Wont be using the beds until February / March / April
? Din In or Leave On Top please
Reasons would be helpful to increase my knowledge
The key question is what kind of soil do you have? If you have a medium to heavy soil anytime in the autumn would do. If, however you have a light, sandy soil like mine wait until late winter as it will just wash down. You can loosely fork it in or dig it in a bit. Beware of the chickweed! I get loads of it from horse manure but yours may be different depending on what the horses have to eat.
I spread it over the soil after the last veg are harvested, then rotavate in Spring. Doesn't go down very deep and makes a nice tilth on top.
I do the same as chicky. Just put some down on the new beds I've created as I won't plant them till spring. It was previously just a piece of rather poor grass. I stripped that off and then added some compost and soil and topped with manure.
Thanks all......got a plan now