Latest posts by cotty1000

Allotment diary.

Posted: 21/09/2017 at 13:18

Allotment diary.

Posted: 21/09/2017 at 09:44

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

Allotment diary.

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 17:40

Steady progress made today.

I checked online and I think it is badger poo

Last edited: 20 September 2017 17:41:08

Allotment diary.

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 17:37

Allotment diary.

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 16:52

What do they like to eat? 

Is there any way to deter them?

Allotment diary.

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?

Allotment diary.

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 14:10

To manure or not manure, that is the question? 

Allotment diary.

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.

Allotment diary.

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?

Allotment diary.

Posted: 19/09/2017 at 12:51

So basically the sand and cement is dry?!

But it forms a solid base?

I like the idea of rotivating it in the soil.

My mum and dad have just retired and want to keep fit and active so it has gone from myself deciding what to do to three of us debating. Which I don't mind. It is good to have ideas to discuss.

I am meeting them later for a plan of action.

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