Over the years have seen many changes on alllotment sites and overall plots are tidier than years ago,not so many patched old sheds ,proper green houses or poly tunnels have appeared and I have to say the quality of the vegetables has improved.When I had my plot 62 years ago some of the stuff that was used its a wonder the veg did not glow in the dark.Peas were soaked in paraffin then rolled in powdered red lead,this was to prevent mice stealing the pea and bean seed.A lot of pesticides contained Mercury,soot with all the nasties from burning coal was a marvelous way to keep slugs away from prized veg.Now with enviromesh most pests are kept at bay and a few slug pellets under a roof tile out of animals reach take care of slugs,or As I do Nematodes watered onto the soil gets rid of most slugs.
Have added a link to a video clip I did on some of our plots last summer
- 20 Mar, 2014
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