how best to reclaim poor land
We have gained access to part of a field behind our garden, which is currently populated with, mostly, Himalayan Balsam, plus brambles and nettles. As a first step, we've had a patch approximately 2 x 4 metres cut down.
We're aiming to use this area for raised beds to grow vegetables. So what to do next? Cover the area in black plastic, or weed suppressing membrane, or what...?
All suggestions gratefully received.