Sorting the plot

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PhilCardiff

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Sorting the plot
« on: June 15, 2021, 14:02 »
Hi, new boy here!
I have a half plot that is a little overgrown. It is a long narrow plot, approx 5m x 20m. I dont intend to get it all productive this summer, but there is a central section that is clear of fruit shrubs that I would like to make a start on.
How would you suggest I make a start this summer? I have heard that potatos and pumpkins / squash really help to get the weeds under control. Is it too late to plant main crop potatos?
I have a number of squash seedlings that I have in my greenhouse, I am thinking of pulling / trimming as much weeds as I can, covering with cardboard or landscape fabric and then planting these through some holes. Is that a good idea?
I also plan on planting a few wigwams of beans. Can these be planted through cardboard?

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Yorkie

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Re: Sorting the plot
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2021, 22:47 »
Welcome to the forums  :)

I'm going to pop your post over to the Grow Your Own board, but feel free to come back to the Welcome board to introduce yourself again for a proper welcome  :D
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Hampshire Hog

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Re: Sorting the plot
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2021, 17:38 »
Your plan sounds good to me.
The squash will hopefully grow well in the current heat if well watered.
I donít see why you canít plant beans through cardboard, with holes etc.
My only query would be on your main crop potatoes Iím not sure you have enough growing time now before the plants hit the late autumn frost. The other point is that the seed potatoes you might find now would be past their best in my view.
FYI The reason potatoes are a good crop for clearing a plot is the digging involved in planting and harvest rather than anything specific to the crop. Good luck HH
Keep digging



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