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    Pill box with GPMG fitted, and / or landmines...

    Failing that the suggestion on a fruit hedge is a good second place option.
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    Sign saying -

    "Crops sprayed with human fertiliser" might help...
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    I Think Humanure sign will do for next year. Some fence if I could patch sth over the winter.Its just so frustrating .We have already place where we leave extra produce so passers by can help themselfs.
    Anything could cause the harm is no no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atta View Post
    We have already place where we leave extra produce so passers by can help themselfs.
    Well if you are encouraging people to take excess crops, no doubt they see crops still growing and not harvested as extra crops as well, and free for the taking too.
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    Helpfully label almost everything as poisonous? It's not untrue, exactly - parsnip, rhubarb and potato foliage, asparagus berries, unripe tomatoes, most fruit pits, beans until cooked, onions if you're a cat....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberdeenplotter View Post
    Koff splutter *****cks. No-one should have to just expect to grow more because there are thieves about.
    That is preposterous.
    It works though AP,it makes you more carefree about people helping themselves,you don’t have to worry because there’s plenty to share. Thieving will never stop & I wouldn’t want to be short for myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Jane View Post
    It works though AP,it makes you more carefree about people helping themselves,you don’t have to worry because there’s plenty to share. Thieving will never stop & I wouldn’t want to be short for myself.
    I don't understand how you can possibly say that it works. There is no way that it will stop thieving and in fact if nothing is done to stop the thieving it will encourage the thieves to go further. I have never till now thought about using expletive language on the vine!!!!
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    If I had an allotment, it would be to grow produce for me, not for any casual passerby to help themselves to. That would make me mad!!
    Atta's place for surpluses is a great idea - but anyone who takes from a plot is a thief.

    Sorry JJ, but I agree with Ap and the others here. If you put the hard work and expense into growing crops, you should be able to decide who to share them with.
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