No-dig Paddock

The Paddock has incredibly fertile soil with plenty of free horse manure. However, nettles and docks have made it their home. I have tried ploughing, I have tried digging and now I am trying not digging! I read about this method of the Flowers From the Farm website. You cover the ground in black material to shut out the light and stifle the weeds. This also keeps the soil ecosystem in place (no more dug-through worms). I’m trying this on the more grassy bits of the paddock and on some of the dock ground. I’m hoping that the soil will be workable in the Spring…