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    Hi I have just put 3 tonnes of soil improver on my plot do u recommend to fork this in or just leave it over winter as a top layer. I have a lot of bindweed do worried if I fork it will make the weeds worse. Thanks

  • #2
    What's your soil like underneath, if it's clay/heavy, I'd dig it in over the winter to aid drainage and get the soil ready for spring sowing/planting.
    If I'm not on here, I'm probably fishing.

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    • #3
      Yes it's very heavy think I will fork it in

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      • #4
        I would use it as a weed suppressing mulch. In fact I use all sorts of organic matter as a mulch and let the worms do the work for me.
        My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
        to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

        Diversify & prosper


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        • #5
          ^Ditto. I'd just fork it in in spring, nearer the time for planting, if necessary.
          Living in north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep.

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          • #6
            I would have had the bind weed out with a double dig and suffocated it all under a trailer load of manure and then use the resulting material as a mulch or dig in.
            I did this with about a cubic meter of couch grass roots with a near 100% success and a very good crop of squashes in plugs of top soil on the top.
            The stuff looks almost like peat based compost now and I have two target beds to be improved with it.

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