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Busy at the Plot: Bury those Weeds

We’re very good at growing weeds. But they are a large challenge to dispose of.

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First we fill the compost bins. All three.

Then we usually do this.

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It has a slight similarity to a hugelkultuur bed where twigs and small branches for the basis for a densely packed growing bank.

This one started with plenty of thick stems from the Jerusalem artichokes.

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Then we added lots of non-invasive weeds. We avoid adding the couch grass, nettles and bindweed as they are our worst visitors.

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Some serious spade chopping action and then it looks not bad.

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We usually try and leave it exposed for a while before filling in. Sometimes so our plot neighbours can wonder what we’re up to and hopefully to get some rain on it.

If the forecast fails then a few stout buckets may do the trick.

How do you deal with weeds from your allotment?

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9 comments on “Busy at the Plot: Bury those Weeds

  1. Grower
    November 22, 2014

    That looks like a great idea. I don’t ever have an open space to bury weeds when I have them or other plant waste so they get hauled to the community weed pile. I really should dedicate some space to composting.

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  2. lizard100
    November 22, 2014

    We usually only do this when we’ve started clearing for the winter. I just resent giving the nutrients away.

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  3. Helen
    November 22, 2014

    You could use the trenches for growing things like beans – recommendation from my dad.

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  4. lizard100
    November 22, 2014

    We usually put beans over the trenches now. Good suggestion. Last year we put in a lot of branches too and put the courgettes on them.

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  5. horticulturalhobbit
    November 22, 2014

    such beautiful earth. mama H deals with weeds, she can’t stand them. I used them on the surface as a mulch once they are all dried up.

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    • lizard100
      November 22, 2014

      Our earth is like sand on the beach but it does look nice.

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      • horticulturalhobbit
        November 22, 2014

        so wonderfully friable looking. You could probably grow some beautiful carrots

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      • lizard100
        November 22, 2014

        Carrots gave always succumbed to the carrot fly. Though we are now growing them over the winter instead : )

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  6. tootlepedal
    November 23, 2014

    Hard work but worthwhile. I hope that you get your rain.

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