Hi folks. I have just joined Workshop. I am in the process of converting to production for organic fruit & veg - but without making my suburban backyard 'ugly'. Giving up the glyphosate was the first step, once I found out that in 2015 the World Health Authority publicly listed this common weedkiller as 'probably carcinogenic to humans'. It has also been linked to the collapse of bee colonies throughout the world, which affects pollination everywhere. Anyway, I look foward to learning with you throughout my journey. Helpful advice and constructive criticism welcome. Cheers.
Welcome to Workshop @Big_Rod. Many thanks for joining and for introducing yourself to the community. It sounds like you're working on a great project and I hope you can share regular updates (and some photos!) with the community. There are plenty of like-minded people here that I'm sure will be more than happy to share ideas and advice along the way.
I have just 'solarised' a garden bed that for 20 years was overrun by Ivy. The vegetation was manually cut-off, then I manually hoed the ground to remove as many of the roots as possible. Now I have pegged down double thickness of 200 micron black builders plastic, which I will leave in place for several months. This is to block light and water, and also 'cook' the regrowth.