Compost bins – ground prep


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    SecondNature
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    Greetings No Diggers

    I have just taken on an overgrown allotment in London (waited 5 years). I was thrilled to find ten fruit trees and some soft fruit amongst the weeds. I am new but committed to No Dig and have prepped 8sqm for veggies so far 😊

    I want to construct three compost bins from seven pallets discarded on the plot. The ground there is couch grassy and a bit hillocky plus teasles.

    My question is – hat is the most efficient way to prep the ground under the compost bins?

    Thank you!

    Kath

    #49813

    charles
    Moderator

    Kath simply fill those bins on the couch grass, it will die.
    However the edges are where some black polythene or v thick cardboard would be good. Put your pallets onto those light-obscuring covers.

    #49831

    SecondNature
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    Thank you, I built them today. And I discovered a Japanese Wineberry on my plot.

    #49951

    JB
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    Hi if you have couch grass i would just dig it up and turn it over so it decomposes back into the bottom of the compost mound

    #49959

    charles
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    JB save yourself the effort, and the worms too. It will decompose faster in undisturbed soil, with the compost materials mulching it.

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