I started work on my fall/winter garden on the weekend of September 6 and seven. I figured I would need about 175 ft.² to grow sufficient Brassica over the winter—so I prepared 200. I broke open a couple of my well aged compost heaps and dumped about 100 ft.³ of compost on my garden area. That’s seventeen wheelbarrows full. Maybe I overdid it.
I didn’t bother to dig the garden area – just left it “as-is.” I spread scrap cardboard over the area to discourage the weeds. It didn’t work too well.