best, but first you
must clear the site. See my photo strimming down weeds, and the
finished site after strimming. I hired a rotovator for the weekend
in September and cleaned the surface of weeds. The experts will tell
you that this spreads the weeds which is true but it cleans the whole
area quickly so that you can fork out roots. However if you want to dig
with a spade and then fork out the roots do so.( start sooner as it will
Beds versus whole site
I prefer an open site but see the photo of a raised bed, about 8'x4'.
These can be easier to work around and crop, but it is down to
Flowers can help attract bees and insects for pollinating vegetables
and fruit so are beneficial on the allotment. I have grown sweet peas
and sun flowers alongside runner beans. Remember
that vegetables and fruit have flowers also.