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    Jimitheskin is offline Germinator
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    Hi all! Just acquired my new plot, and itís rather large at 350+ square meters.
    Itís quite overgrown but mostly just grass and brambles. Thereís a few dandelions scattered in too.

    As for the previously dug beds thereís some mares tail but seems to be mostly localised to the bed luckily. Managed to get half the plot strimmed down last night and going to work on one half for now. The plan is to rake up all the strimmings to compost/Burn and then cover it all with black membrane apart from the 2 previously dug beds. I think thatís the correct way to go but any ideas are greatly welcomed!

    Il upload some photos once I figure out how haha!

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    Welcome Jimi, you need to make a few postings before the site will let you post images, it's to stop spammers, advertisers or worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by burnie View Post
    it's to stop spammers, advertisers or worse.
    I just read something completely different for 'worse' there!
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    Ahhh I see! Thanks for the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimitheskin View Post
    Hi all! Just acquired my new plot, and it’s rather large at 350+ square meters.
    It’s quite overgrown but mostly just grass and brambles. There’s a few dandelions scattered in too.

    As for the previously dug beds there’s some mares tail but seems to be mostly localised to the bed luckily. Managed to get half the plot strimmed down last night and going to work on one half for now. The plan is to rake up all the strimmings to compost/Burn and then cover it all with black membrane apart from the 2 previously dug beds. I think that’s the correct way to go but any ideas are greatly welcomed!

    Il upload some photos once I figure out how haha!
    Sounds about right - if you can get some large cardboard sheets, they will come in handy too.

    a couple of other suggestions :-

    1)try clearing a small area completely, so you can get things like salad stuff growing asap
    2) ask around among friends and allotment holders if they have any spare plants - most of us are chucking seedlings away at this time of year having grown spares which are no longer needed. (I've git roughly 100 cabbage plants with room for about 20)
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickdub View Post
    Sounds about right - if you can get some large cardboard sheets, they will come in handy too.

    a couple of other suggestions :-

    1)try clearing a small area completely, so you can get things like salad stuff growing asap
    2) ask around among friends and allotment holders if they have any spare plants - most of us are chucking seedlings away at this time of year having grown spares which are no longer needed. (I've git roughly 100 cabbage plants with room for about 20)
    Thanks mate. Good advice! Yes been on the hunt for cardboard! Weíve decided to try and use the beds we have already dug for pumpkins/squash. Try and smother the weeds a bit at the same time. Hopefully we can get them in before itís too lte

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    Hi Jimi and welcome. I've just started planting squashes - so, if you're late, I am too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Hi Jimi and welcome. I've just started planting squashes - so, if you're late, I am too.
    Be fiiiine! Whatís the worst that can happen?!
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