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DenisCooper

  • Joined May 2016
Weeds and grass
« on: April 06, 2019, 03:07:07 pm »
Hi

I’m preparing a new part of the holding to grow veg. It’s about half and acre. I ploughed and rotavatoted it a month or so ago and picked out a load of stones and bricks. The pigs had been on it before and cleared kostbthe old vegation of grass and weeds.

I’ve come back from a two week holiday to find grass starting to grow back through along with various broad leaved weeeds.

I did t really want to spray with weeed killer but I’m not sure how else to tackle it?

If I spray it over with total weed killer how long before I can plant in it?

Any other suggestions?

Thanks
Denis
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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
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Re: Weeds and grass
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2019, 04:57:55 pm »
I would go over it again with the rotavator and pick off any persistent roots like couch from the surface. They are easier to see once they start to sprout, but at that stage have not taken root.  I've never used weed killer.  I find that many weeds just don't matter; the worst are couch grass, bindweed, creeping thistle, but horsetail is so fine it really isn't a problem, and bitter cress is tasty.
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DenisCooper

  • Joined May 2016
Re: Weeds and grass
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2019, 05:31:30 pm »
Thank you for the advice.

I’ll put the rotavator on the tractor and go over it tomorrow

Terry T

  • Joined Sep 2014
  • Norfolk
Re: Weeds and grass
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2019, 06:21:27 pm »
Rotivating it now will be quie straight forward but you’ll have the same problem once it’s planted with veg. If you are going to struggle to get round with a hoe, maybe half an acre us to much?

DenisCooper

  • Joined May 2016
Re: Weeds and grass
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2019, 09:13:51 pm »
I have got an inter row weeder for the tractor for where I’ll plant in rows. And then the other areas for peas and beans etc I’ll do by hand.

Terry T

  • Joined Sep 2014
  • Norfolk
Re: Weeds and grass
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2019, 05:30:29 pm »
Now i’m jealous

henchard

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  • Carmarthenshire
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Re: Weeds and grass
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2019, 06:31:35 pm »
Thank you for the advice.

I’ll put the rotavator on the tractor and go over it tomorrow


I wouldn't if there is couch grass in it. You will probably just chop the rhizomes up causing yourself further issues.


Just my opinion.

 

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