Converting lawn into veg patch

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Ice

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« on: January 11, 2007, 21:56 »
I have a 50x15 foot lawn which in my mind is just wasted ground.  My garden is one third veg patch and two thirds lawn.  

Given that my hip is now officially k*******d, what would be the easiest way of going about conversion?  Should I use a turf cutter thingy and then rotovate?  If so, what would I do with the turf, isn't it good to rot it down somehow?

Over to you, oh wise ones.
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2007, 22:02 »
yes thats the right way to do it,stack it all on a pile then in a year or 2 it will be loam
feed the soil not the plants
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2007, 22:15 »
option 1 dont bother get some line and a tape measure n some pegs a sprayer a dollop of roundup . mark it out neatly spray wait n have help to dig the edges out then rotavate the lot . les werk sooner ready  waiting time ... 3 weeks .option 2 taking up grass  a day or 2 with a knacked hip .  loads sweat rotavate n then wait to put back loam from original lawn 2 yrs .....  :wink:
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2007, 22:21 »
I like the way you think muntjac.  Always take the line of least resistance.  Roundup it is.  Then get a little man in to rotovate.

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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2007, 22:26 »
well tom good just rotavated his the grass n all i remember margo and jerrys faces  :D
question .what was the rotavator he used ?

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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2007, 22:30 »
that was a howard major wasnt it i remember it having the seated trailer behind it

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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2007, 22:31 »
i thought it was a howard gem but i wouldnt argue with yer mate  :wink:
have you seen my 350 lately  :D

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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2007, 22:55 »
nah i hear its looking a litle sick and yellow around the wheel trims lol

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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2007, 22:57 »
well i'm not one to brag but it is looking rather good  :)

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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2007, 10:54 »
They're at it again
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