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A bountiful supply of fruit and vegetables doesn’t just suddenly appear
4:09pm Friday 21st January 2011 in Your Say
Around three years later I acquired a plot covered in cough grass and shoulder-high in numerous other weeds each needing to be dug up and disposed of.
The easy option would have been to use a rotavator but this can break each root into dozens of new ones. Or using carpets to smother the weeds. These can release toxins as they decompose and are very hard to dispose of.
I decided to tackle mine by using my spade, not an easy task but very rewarding. Media hype sometimes makes it sound like a key to an allotment is a key to heaven.
It is, but can be backbreaking hard work, disappointing when things don’t go as planned and seeds and other items can be quite expensive.
But on the plus side working outdoors, sampling your crops and the camaraderie are all very rewarding. But you have to be prepared to put in the work.
A bountiful supply of fruit and vegetables doesn’t just suddenly appear from nowhere - it’s only weeds that do that.
And we sure have a lot of those!
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