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    Congratulations on your new allotment! Sounds like a good plan. I made the mistake of clearing my new allotment in the autumn and not being able to get down there it turned into a jungle, I've now covered it, like you have, and am working a bed at a time, rolling back the cover as I go along!
    Don't forget to plant as you get your beds ready, I keep clearing and only remember to plant things because my plot neighbours remind me too

    I can't post pictures either, good to know it's because I'm a newbie, and not just my phone
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    Welcome to the vine Jimi,things are behind this year,again,so not to late for several things,i will have stuff to compost as well,happy to give anyone if near enough.
    Another nutter ,wife,mother, nan and nanan,love my growing places,seed collection and sharing,also one of these

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    Quote Originally Posted by chillithyme View Post
    Congratulations on your new allotment! Sounds like a good plan. I made the mistake of clearing my new allotment in the autumn and not being able to get down there it turned into a jungle, I've now covered it, like you have, and am working a bed at a time, rolling back the cover as I go along!
    Don't forget to plant as you get your beds ready, I keep clearing and only remember to plant things because my plot neighbours remind me too

    I can't post pictures either, good to know it's because I'm a newbie, and not just my phone
    Thankyou! Yes you seem to have the same plan as I have in my head haha! Canít wait to get stuck in. Just gotta clear away the strimmings. Canít get down til the weekend now but gives them chance to dry out for a fire! Aye someday Wel be able to haha!
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    congrats on your new plot.

    I'd suggest getting the marestail covered ASAP, it grows most at this time of year, if you can nobble it now, it'll be really worth doing. (It may be localised now, but it won't stay that way...)

    As for being late, everything is late this year, so just get some stuff in and give it a go...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikermike View Post
    congrats on your new plot.

    I'd suggest getting the marestail covered ASAP, it grows most at this time of year, if you can nobble it now, it'll be really worth doing. (It may be localised now, but it won't stay that way...)

    As for being late, everything is late this year, so just get some stuff in and give it a go...
    Thanks! Yes gonna get down hopefully Saturday and get it all covered. Yep. Gonna try pumpkins and squash on the surface so they help smother the weeds
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    sounds good. (I have a plot infested with the damn stuff, and if I could have avoided it before I started, I'd have been very grateful).

    Also try to avoid moving soil round - you don't want to spread it.

    (It's not the end of the world, but it's worth avoiding if you can)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikermike View Post
    sounds good. (I have a plot infested with the damn stuff, and if I could have avoided it before I started, I'd have been very grateful).

    Also try to avoid moving soil round - you don't want to spread it.

    (It's not the end of the world, but it's worth avoiding if you can)
    Doesnít sound good!! Yeah trying to keep the soil from the bed, kept to the bed. I think Iíve been fairly lucky to be honest as like I say itís mostly just grass and brambles.

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    it's not ideal. It's not poisonous or anything, but is very persistent.

    anyway, if you can steal a bit of a march on it now, its' for the best, but overall, just keep on with the rest of the plot. If you can, I'd leave the worst bits covered for two years to really exhaust it.

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