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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Illicit Produce

Most of you will have realised by now that we live in a park home in a country setting.  The home belongs to us but it sits on rented land and we have lived here for 6 years after downsizing from our 3 bed detached in town.  Last year I blogged about our meagre food harvest and my awful gardening skills but wanted to carry on growing  something again this year, anything that we can grow to eat will help the budget.  Well b*gg*r me, we have recently been told that we are simply not allowed to grow food because it will attract rats!  The question was asked " are these PEAS?"



"No...they are sweetpeas....."

(whisper...)
But these are! They are at the back out of sight!



And we have POTATOES too!



And STRAWBERRIES!



We haven't had rats in 6 years so why should they decide to pay us a visit now? Anyway, they do say that you are never more than 6 feet from a rat wherever you live.  My veg will be staying for this year at least. Slugs are more of a problem, in reality.  They beat me to the best strawberries :/

How is your veg growing doing?



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8 comments:

  1. We had the council thought police round once for daring to plant fruit trees in the front garden, we aren't allowed to plant anything that will grow to more than 6ft . He was a thorough horticultural numpty who didn't understand dwarf rootstocks or the irony of the fact we were stood in the front garden underneath a huge fully grown sycamore having the conversation

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  2. So why don't the rats clear my allotment of all the growing veg!!! Ridiculous argument and I am glad that you are rebelling! X

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    1. Thank you, Fran, though I do feel a bit naughty :)

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  3. Slowly is my veg, fruits are better, but we are having a huge reorganization of my small back patch. Well done you for growing veg in pots. I have never heard of veg growing attracting rats.

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    1. Hopefully, your veg will put on a spurt now the weather is warming up a bit. And my pots are staying :)

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  4. What a strange reason for saying you can't grow some food. Parsley is always slow to germinate - looks like you should be OK for plants now! Have you heard of guerilla growing - that's when people plant food things in amongst wild stuff so no one knows its there or on abandoned areas in cities etc. Just a thought!

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    1. Oooh, I've never heard of that before but it sounds a great idea. Perhaps some parsley would go unnoticed if I planted it among the flowers....Thanks, Sue!

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