Large-scale soil preparation
I have an area of about 1 acre that I want to make into a Kitchen Garden. I was planning to use a black plastic weed killing layer which would be left on until next spring when we want to start planting, however, the cost of such a large amount of black plastic or any other suitable alterantive that I can think of, is prohibitive. Could I just apply a thick layer of manure/compost where the beds will be and remove any weeds that manage to break through between now and next Spring?
If not, maybe someone could recommend a suitably cheap alternative to plastic.