Yes, I’m afraid so. You see, if I don’t put some decent poo on my vegetable plot I’m afraid I’m going to have a pretty rubbish crop. My soil is really rather poor. It’s sandy and well drained - maybe too well drained. And the sycamores we removed have taken rather too much out of it.
So what it needs is a decent input of manure.
But what kind of poo?
Well I already have a pretty good supply from the two small furry rodents my children keep, and I’ve been composting their bedding for some time now, so that has already gone on to my patch of dirt and been dug in.
But I need more. I need something stronger, more potent, more ripe. I need either cow or horse.
Now getting hold of poo couldn’t be easier. All around people who keep horses have bagged up their poo and are selling it at the ends of their drives.
But I’m a cheapskate. I was born in Scotland and true to form I don’t like paying for anything I can’t get for free.
And I particularly don’t want to pay for a pile of poo :-)
So that shall be my mission for the week.