Working with Permaculture principles to create an urban self reliant life in Essex
Friday, November 13, 2009
Weather for ducks
Oh no! the weather forcast for the Green Fair day tomorow is wild and wet. Lets hope they are wrong. Maybe Colchester folk are hardy and will turn out whatever the weather?
Here the duck experiment is progressing: We have put them (4 large ducklings)down in the vegetable garden in the hope that they will do less damage than chickens (chickens will scratch the soil off the deep beds and eat the brasicas and salads). So far they have nibbled the spinache and I have put low barriers arround the beds with rape and rocket growing. I hope they will concentrate on eating slugs and other pests hiding around the deep beds and keep down the grass.