Sunday, February 26, 2006

Sunday 26th February - Beer and Smoke

Whilst digging outside the greenhouse yesterday, I saw the first shiny black glimmer of slugs on the plot. Luckily, Spouse had bought more beer than he could drink yesterday and he let me have a can of it to put in some slug traps. I can feel the bloodlust rising as I await the first floating dead bodies in the yogurt pots next week.


We then discovered that lighting up cheap paraffin heaters is like inviting a dragon with halitosis to live in your greenhouse. We decided to stick with the manure method of heating which is much cheaper than buying an extractor fan and gas masks.

2 comments:

mtp said...

yikes is it that bad? I have just inherited a greenhouse and I'm deciding how to heat it. May not opt for parafin now...

Allotment No 21 said...

It was OK on paper but I don't like the idea of the leaves (or us) soaking up all those fumes - kind of defeats the organic idea. The ones we bought were very cheap and reduced in a sale so it may be worth looking into the more pricey models.

Let us know how you get on.