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Advice please, green manure
Tue 22-Feb-11
2:50 pm
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bettyg43
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Hi all

We are moving to Brittany in June( please see my hello all for further info) and the property we are moving to needs complete renovation. The land with it has been overgrown with brambles and all sorts of stuff for donkey's years, but OH has been vigilantly getting rid of it all each time we go.

The land and area that we have earmarked for my veg garden is really stony and is going to take a lot of work to get something like, i'm not expecting much this year as it's a bit late by the time we get there but i have plans to grow some stuff. However what i am planning (after alot of rooting about on t'internet) to do is dig the plot over (or as much as I can with the help of a toddler!!) when we visit end of Mar beginning of April and then sow some green manure which i have purchased, and leave it to it until we go back end of June in the hope that it will improve the soil etc. The mix i have bought has Mustard, Tares and Italian Ryegrass (according to the website)

Does this sound like a good plan??

I'm not sure I'll get it all dug as I have other matters to attend to like registering sprog at school and socialising with friends and sorting out my new (well new to us) static caravan as OH has had the run of it for nearly 6 weeks and said last night he doesn't take his muddy boots off everytime he goes in, dread to think what state it is in!!

If anybody has any bright ideas i am all ears????

love

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http://quinquis2011.blogspot.com/

Tue 22-Feb-11
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seth
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Change of diet seems to fix it in kids and young animals big_laugh   Mixture should be ok just do a bit at a time . You'll probably need to change OH sheets !devildevil   runaway

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Tue 22-Feb-11
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bettyg43
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yes, not looking forard to the washing that's coming back, think most of it will be able to walk back by itself!!monster

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just thought I'd try it:
http://quinquis2011.blogspot.com/

Tue 22-Feb-11
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If you want something to plant into when you get back this might be worth a try LINK, this way you get a raised bed above the weeds with some good soil and no digging.whistle

Tue 22-Feb-11
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Thanks Joanna

that looks good, will give it a right good read soon, but L is coming back from Grandmas any mo and so will be requiring feeding

Liz

just thought I'd try it:
http://quinquis2011.blogspot.com/

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