My Plot

Plot 46, Burnside Allotments, Cambridge

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Unwanted wildlife

Last Sunday I went to the plot to pick some beans and tomatoes and I was just checking how my poor cabbage plants were after their inauspicious start and I was dismayed to discover that there were some caterpillars on them, my children had come to the plot along with my daughter's friend, I am not very good with creepy crawlies of the caterpillar type so I thought it would be a good idea to get them to collect the caterpillars so in my wisdom I told Francis that I would pay him 5p per caterpillar (there didn't seem to be too many there) - I am now £7.50 poorer!!

I managed to persuade Francis to drown his caterpillars but Chole & her friend were adamant that this was not on so you can imagine her mum's face when she was delivered home with 52 caterpillars as pets!


Bupster said...

Get them on slugs as well - though perhaps don't send them home as pets!

Emma Kitteridge said...

I can think of nothing worse than 50 slugs as pets - good idea to get them to collect them - I might just have to reduce the rate though!!

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