Allotment - Growing - Nature

Protecting your plants

04 28 16

Allotment, Squirrel and Tiffin

The weather has been quite a mixture this week in Lancashire and so when Wednesday came and the sun was shining it was time to head to the allotment for their weekly session.

Most sessions have involved planting out the small seedlings that have been growing in the polytunnel with some success but the most interesting is when you find the plants lying on top of the soil. This seems to be (we think) birds or even rats that roam the allotment during the night. To avoid this we have again replanted but used mesh and twigs to protect them.

Fending off small bugs and insects is apart of the allotment life and there have been some great suggestions bounced around while I’ve been planting and digging. The most common is slug repellant and someone has even suggested vaseline around the rim of the plant pots. Do you have any helpful hints or tips? I would love hear them!

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