This is plot W8 I am plot W7 that`s my greenhouse on the right the apex is about 8`
I surveyed the plot today after picking about 1KG of runner beans and some beet roots and made quite a big decision. After four years of organic growing, I intend to use a Roundup type weed killer over the whole plot in the Autumn when all the crops are up and the plot is bare. Quite drastic action because I will be in effect be starting over again next spring, but I see no alternative because at 70 I don`t have the physical energy to dig as I used to. I may also consider raised beds.
The battle with weeds of all types is a nightmare the worst being bindweed, they all grow faster than I can control them, a combination of the site location and plot holders who have neglected their plots and allowed them to become completely overgrown. I also made a huge mistake ordering a large load of compost in the Autumn of last year which was full of weeds which I then unwittingly spread on the whole plot. In addition, on taking the plot on the first year before I became aware of the bindweed problem I had a friend rotavate the plot effectively cutting the bindweed roots into tiny pieces. The many sycamore tree seeds pods I will also have to deal with.
I made a start today and sprayed the whole fence with Roundup (glyphosate) which was covered in bindweed. coming over from the jungle of a plot next to me.
Seeing as only a small percentage of our annual consumption of veg is organic from the plot, the rest coming from non organic supermarket offerings I can`t see there will be a huge difference other than on flavour we shall see.
Will keep some seeds of the nasturtiums back for re-sowing, think I prefer the yellow over the red.
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