Tuesday 20 December 2022

Mucking Out And Sleeping On The Hay.


 I was mucking out the livestock today and noticed Midnight the cat had decided to have a snooze on the hay bales while I piked the dung and barrowed it to my fym pile. 

It's a good mix of hens, ducks, pigs, horse, donkeys, goat and donkeys fym.  In six months time it should be well rotted and ready for the veg plot.

Anyone else collecting their fym for their allotment, veg plot?  

Living in the countryside next to the sea I'm going to start collecting seaweed over the next few weeks.  It's supposed to be great for spudatoes and the old slugs and 🐌  hate the salt.

I just need a few dry days to get clearing the weeds and digging over the plot.  Anyone else itching to get cultivating and digging the veg plot?

12 comments:

  1. Good luck with the dry days . Soggy as a bog here.

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  2. Sure as night follows day. The rain always follows the frost JayCee.

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  3. We have some old kitchen steps so that we can hover over our compost bins and squeeze poo poo into them. It makes for much richer compost but our neighbours have been tutting about the sight. calling it "disgusting". Personally, I think it's perfectly natural.By the way, we don't do it when it's raining or freezing cold.

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  4. No dig is very popular these days YP. I like to see the steam rising off a compost heap. I use to dig my plot rough and let the winter rain and ice break the earth clouds into lovely friable soil and add fym for the worms to take it down. A lot of people have raised beds with timber edgings and these are good for poorly drained soil. I think I will dig my intended potato area rough again .

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  5. Makes me think I could do with a bit more livestock for more manure!

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  6. Pigs Kev. They don't take up land space and they fatten really easily.

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  7. I've never heard of 'fym' (the word, not the stuff) before. Is it a local word?

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  8. Tigger is very envious of the sleeping place in the hay. F used to use trailer loads of seaweed and never noticed a drop in the slug predation...hair clippings from the local hairdresser round the stems of delicious plants worked a bit better. As for getting into the garden - just dying to but it is like Plasticine at present; sooooo wet.

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  9. Those small square bales of hay will soon be ate by the livestock Tigger. I have heard that if you spread fresh seaweed around the brassicas it keeps the slugs and snails away. It's a lot dryer here than the weather forecasters predicted for this week .

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  10. Spudatoes! I'm going to use that. I wish I had a veggie plot.

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  11. I'm glad you like my spudatoes term for Solanum Tuberosums River. I have grown potatoes in a big plant pot in the window of an upstairs apartment . You can grow vegetables in containers anywhere.

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