Tuesday, 2 July 2013
Invasion of the polytunnel
The big polytunnel we put up recently was meant to keep the hens off our crops. On Sunday, something went wrong. When I arrived on the allotment in the afternoon, the five ducks and two of the hens were inside the polytunnel with no apparent way in. We think they got in under the flap that acts as a door. There are now more bricks placed on it to avoid a repeat. Alas, we had some damage though not as much as it could have been. The courgettes have been badly trampled but they can recover. A couple of pepper plants were damaged but not too badly. Some tomatoes were knocked over but we can stand them up again. Interestingly, they did a good job of weeding the polytunnel!