Chief tea boy
Joined: Aug. 2006
||Posted: 31 Jan. 2011,01:26
i can get fresh all day long but as you correctly say its the black gold is where its at
problem is all the horsey places tend to dump the straw manure down the end of their field so its never easy to access without a 4WD
had some rocking spuds last year but used 5 cabstar full of manure
i dont know how they get veg in the shops,there is that much against ya when you are growing,slugs,mice,foxes(yes foxes eat veg when the notion takes them) pigeons,magpies,black-green-white fly, aphids, click beetles,moasaic virus,blight, earwigs, woodlice,wireworm (my personal nemesis)
i read in the paper last week that an allotment saves you 1500 quid a year on shopping!!!
last year had maybe 100lb spuds ,50 lb runner beans,25 cabbages,15lb parsnips, 100 carrots,
swedes failed,cauli failed, 10 lb brussells ,gooseberries,redcurrants,apples,pears,blackcurrants, and raspberries total 3 raspberries
10 corn on the cob, 4 pumpkins,15 courgettes,10 lb french beans,
mange tout failed,sunflowers all seeds eaten by mice
50lb of onions and 100 garlic
now if this is all the lout family had to eat last year I wouldn't be anywhere near my career heaviest weight of 18 stone
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