Allotment update – June 2019

My renewed efforts on the plot have started to pay off.  I’m learning to leave behind the things not done, and focus instead on the successes.  Making sure that I learn what I need to from the failures.

This year what that means is that I have finally managed (with help from Malcolm) to fence around the whole plot using pallets, posts and cable ties.  This is the low-tech, upcycling solution to the problem.   I could have bought new fencing materials and just got it done.  I was sorely tempted to, till I figured out the price.  And the outcome is that, so far  this year I haven’t had a single badger incursion.  The first year in many that my potatoes, squash plants and asparagus haven’t been dug up and trashed.  I’m counting that one as a success.

We’re now eating home grown broad beans, strawberries, eggs and chard in abundance.   We have other crops to look forward to.

About deborah @ the magic jug

Now I've passed 60 I'm still doing all sorts of things I haven't done before, as well as carrying on with the things I already love. I live a happy life with my long term love Malcolm. In my blog I explore local and low tech ideas, food, growing, making, reading, thinking, walking, and lots of other words ending in 'ing'.
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2 Responses to Allotment update – June 2019

  1. That’s fantastic!

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