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Allotment diary.

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 22:47

I have no idea what this beautiful caterpillar will turn into. 

Progress is being made. Lots of ideas thought of,but hard work first. The site is looking better. A lot of stuff has been cleared. Many trips to the tip are being made but on the plus we have lots of firewood for my sister

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Posted: 21/09/2017 at 13:18

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Posted: 21/09/2017 at 09:44

I will experiment with urine and chillies. Perhaps orange peel and I will see what happens.

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Posted: 20/09/2017 at 17:40

Steady progress made today.

I checked online and I think it is badger poo

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Posted: 20/09/2017 at 17:37

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Posted: 20/09/2017 at 16:52

What do they like to eat? 

Is there any way to deter them?

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Posted: 20/09/2017 at 16:46

For some reason I am unable to post photos. I was going to update you on the progress made today.

We have found what we believe is badger poo on the site. Is this a problem?

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Posted: 20/09/2017 at 14:10

To manure or not manure, that is the question? 

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Posted: 19/09/2017 at 20:48

I think my dad is worried about the smell. I have told him that rotted manure doesn't smell.

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Posted: 19/09/2017 at 20:05

I went up to the allotment today with my parents and discussed a plan of action. We had a look at the soil and it looks really good as it has been fallow for years.

Now here is my issue. My dad is adamant that it doesn't need any manure, but my opinion is that if we are getting rid of the top growth then rotivating it, we will need to suppress any new plant growth from the roots left in. Am I right in thinking this?

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