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  Topic: Prepare new organic veg plot from agricultural field
endaman

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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:42 am   Subject: Prepare new organic veg plot from agricultural field
I am no expert but there will be a few along shortly no doubt. We started about the same time as you and turned a rough, weed filled plot of 700m2 into a vegetable garden early last year, about a thir ...
  Topic: Prepare new organic veg plot from agricultural field
endaman

Replies: 23
Views: 28308

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:07 pm   Subject: Prepare new organic veg plot from agricultural field
There is a lot to be said for raised beds. You can leave the area for pathes as grass so you only need to deal with the actual beds. You would need a source of topspoil. I also added some p ...
  Topic: What next with my new organic plit
endaman

Replies: 4
Views: 3675

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:36 am   Subject: What next with my new organic plit
Maybe I will look for certification in time but for now I want to find out how to grow organically for myself.

For potatoes I plan using the clay I composted to put into ridges. then cabbage onion ...
  Topic: What next with my new organic plit
endaman

Replies: 4
Views: 3675

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:32 am   Subject: What next with my new organic plit
Hello,

I posted this last year.
http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about6291.html

In summary, I am converting agricultural land into an organic garden. About 7 m x 17 m. I followed thro ...
  Topic: Prepare new organic veg plot from agricultural field
endaman

Replies: 23
Views: 28308

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:25 am   Subject: Prepare new organic veg plot from agricultural field
Hi endamn,

have your work cut out for you there!

I might try and get a few helpers involved!
  Topic: Prepare new organic veg plot from agricultural field
endaman

Replies: 23
Views: 28308

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:05 pm   Subject: Prepare new organic veg plot from agricultural field
So thanks for all the information.

Here is what I plan to do. I am going to dig off the top soil to about 3 inches and pile in the corner the way it will rot and make compost, I will cover this. ...
  Topic: Prepare new organic veg plot from agricultural field
endaman

Replies: 23
Views: 28308

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:01 pm   Subject: Prepare new organic veg plot from agricultural field

I'd actually strip off the turf, and make a stack, green side to green side, then cover the lot with light excluding material. That'll rot down to really good soil. Then cover the ground, after ad ...
  Topic: Prepare new organic veg plot from agricultural field
endaman

Replies: 23
Views: 28308

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:56 am   Subject: Prepare new organic veg plot from agricultural field
I will learn some more about flaming the grass and weeds but not sure yet about that. I was wondering if covering it with cardboard and other stuff over the winter is useful or other approaches to g ...
  Topic: Prepare new organic veg plot from agricultural field
endaman

Replies: 23
Views: 28308

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:47 pm   Subject: Prepare new organic veg plot from agricultural field
HI,

I want to convert a small plot in a field into an organic veg garden. I have fenced off 7 m by 15 m. The field had sheep and cattle up until now. I am wondering what to do next. My guess ...
 
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