Organic way to get rid of grass in allotment
I have a half plot on an organic allotment site. It was badly overgrown when I got it last year and I still have about a third of the plot to go - where grass is firmly established.
What is the best way to get rid of the grass? I can't even get a spade/fork into it. I don't have a car so couldn't hire a rotavator, and have only shears to cut it. It's not just grass around the plot - there is a huge strip of it that must be at least 2 1/2 feet wide running down the length and another strip at least 3 feet running across the width. Another plot holder told me that it is, very annoyingly, the legacy of the person who had the plot before me and thought it would be smart to throw lots of grass seed down (instead of veg seed, I guess).