Don’t for­get to dig

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Septem­ber is a great month to dig your veg plot or al­lot­ment – bring­ing pests to the sur­face as a snack for birds and ex­pos­ing peren­nial weed roots which can be plucked from the soil be­fore it freezes. Con­sider di­vid­ing the veg plot into a num­ber of smaller ar­eas to be dug on dif­fer­ent days: it’s a good way of en­sur­ing you don’t overdo it and hurt your back. If you’re start­ing a new al­lot­ment or veg patch, cov­er­ing soil with card­board, black plas­tic sheet­ing or old car­pet over win­ter will sup­press weed growth.

It’s a great month to dig the plot

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