Month: May 2016

Guess the pests? Root veg damage alert!

Look at the damage! Can anyone help me guess the pest?

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Trail of destruction

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Looks like nibbles to me….

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But then nibbling the ends of the baby beets too? This damage looks like slugs????

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Nice of them to leave me some!

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Protection so far….

Is the pest of the soft and fluffy variety? Or could it be our chicken? Slugs? Any suggestions greatly appreciated!

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Pallet picket fence

We have loads of pallets lying around so decided to make a picket fence out of them to stop the chicken going on the veggies.

The difficulty in working with pallets is that they break easily so it is worth watching a few YouTube vids to find the right method for the right type of pallet. This vid (although long and annoying) was the one I found most helpful.

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Firstly we measured the picket fence spikes and used a jig saw to cut them out. You will also need to jig saw all the back bits as per the above vid.

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Next was brute force. You will also find that you can’t help singing Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer”. I still have it in my head….

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Dealing with the nails…..

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Knocking posts in and screwing the pallets in.

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Finished product! I am awfully chuffed with our basically free fence!!! It just needs a bit of paint now!