dont know where to start!

caroline daly asked 12 years ago

I have a 2 acre field which I would like to use for growing vegetables but I’m not sure where to start. It’s a level field and good grass. I want to grow potatoes, carrotts etc. There was corn grown in it 3 yrs ago but nothing since. I’m not very green fingered but really want to this with some help from friends.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Choose an area of about 10 x 10 metres. Start small and gain some experience.

Spray the existing grass and weeds with Roundup and then cultivate by digging or rotavating. This should have been done in autumn or winter ideally, but it is still possible. The soil is probably reasonably fertile after lying fallow for 3 years.

Then plant some potatoes and sow some vegetables seeds and make sure to keep them free of weeds by hoeing on a dry day and handweeding close to the vegetables.