For a new plot get a soil test done and add lime as needed to get the ph to netural. The full benefit of the lime wont happen right away. when we did our plots we disked the soil, limed, after the weeds came up we sprayed a weed killer from the co-op, disked and fertilized, rolled the soil for a good seed bed, planted and rolled again. We also drove a sand point well so we can water the plots if we dont get enough rain. We planted in late july the first year and used a mix of brassicas, rapes, turnips and other late season annuals. The next year after the lime had its full effect we incorpirated pernennials such as chickory and ladindon clover. We also have one plot set up for turkey and plant chuffa in that.