new plot

Hi got a new plot of council the paths are already made so I have about 8 good sized raised beds but ant been used for about 5 years so I have streamed it all as it was like a jungle got my horse manure patch done and got 6 ton of it now should I dig and turn it over as its manly all grass.Then in a bout 4 weeks after frost has got to the weeds and that I was going to put manure on top as its well rotted.any advice please I want the ground sorting out before I put me shed and greenhouse up many thanks for advice in advance



  • Gardengirl..Gardengirl.. Posts: 3,680


    You should watch rick van man on you tube he does lots of videos of his allotment he got a few years ago

    hope this can help you

    this one is an enjoyable one to watch

  • Agree with Verdun. Put the shed and greenhouse up first. Do you know what type of grass it is?. If it has stringy white roots it could be couch grass. You will need to clear this out rather than dig it in as it will love the manure and romp away in the Spring

    It will likely be you that has to get to the weeds. If anything they will be the toughest thing on your plot and the frost won't kill them.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,806

    I agree - dig it all over now and get the roots of grass and weeds out - doing it now will save hours and hours of time in the future.  Then get the manure on and leave it for the winter frosts to break up the clods while you put up the shed and greenhouse.

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
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