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.


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.