Have you ever thought of getting a smallholding or an allotment? If you are this is the place to share your thoughts. I have had three ("thought it was four?") allotments and now live on my smallholding. It's a hobby nay obsession, that rewards you with tons of chemical free veg and a bad back and gives you a pragmatic and stoic approach to life, the universe and next doors allotment!
I spent an hour or so today on my veg plot. I thought it was too wet but it wasn't so bad. Been digging my Orla potatoes and a swede for my tea!
The slugs have been having a field day boring and chomping my Solanum Tuberosums. They don't win though. I throw them and the weeds into my wheelbarrow and cart them to the ducks and hens. The slugs and snails - not the potatoes! The ducks and hens scratch about and leave me some wonderful compost material!
Gosh and golly it's to do some digging. Thank God and old Mother Nature for my little vegetable plot!