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Easy way to clear ground for planting

Did you hear Gardeners' Question Time today? One of my cohousing group asked how we could clear rough grass to make a communal allotment and we were really surprised by the easy answer - cover the ground with cardboard and cover that with manure or compost and just leave it to do the job for you. We're mostly retired or coming up to retirement, so learning we wouldn't have to dig it was great news. I thought I'd share it with gardeners on here - might save other people some unnecessary digging!

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2nd Sep 2016 22:31:01
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That's really useful to know. Thank you for sharing that information.
15th Aug 2017 22:06:35
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That is great way to save the heavy work ... and still get the benefits ... I will try it next year
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The programme is repeated tomorrow (Sunday Sep 4) at 2pm if anyone wants to hear the advice in detail. Or you can listen on the BBC website any time.
2nd Sep 2016 21:25:40
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Thank you for that tip. I will certainly try that as there is a small part of the garden I would like to clear and make into a herb plot.
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2nd Sep 2016 20:19:30
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Wow! What a fantastic tip ... what a time saving and energy saving too .. thanks for sharing 🙂

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