“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Raised beds may not be the answer. Sorry, what was the question?

The last couple of days have seen a dramatic increase in the readership of this blog. It is a state of affairs that obviously will not last and no doubt this time next week I will be addressing the usual (but much loved) audience of two old blokes and a Jack Russell. However, having got the attention of all you new but transient readers, I thought that it might be a good opportunity to bring to your notice a strange phenomena that is sweeping the land. I refer of course to the rash of so called "raised beds" that seems to be spreading across the nations allotment sites. There is a sensible look at raised bed growing here but in the meantime you can take it from the Freedom Pass Anarchist Agricultural Section that this now incredibly trendy system of growing might not be all that it's cracked up to be. The system has advantages if your plot has very heavy clay soil and of course raised beds are a boon to the disabled but what most new plotholders need is not half a lorry load of timber dumped on the plot but a good spade and a bottle of embrocation.

1 comment:

henry said...

Made sense when Beeching and his boss, Ernest Marples (Minister and director of a road-construction company) were ripping up the railways and railway sleepers were free to all comers, but now? Just a retro look with money better spent on a polytunnel.

(pssst! Put more celebrity sex and violence in yr blog entries for the Jack Russell)