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    BlazeRavenwolf is offline Germinator
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    Not allowed chickens until I have been there 2 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdood View Post
    they look like large plots, maybe cattle rather than chickens
    They are HUUUUUGGGGGGGE, lol

    Just worked it out the wider plot is about 420 square metres or 4,500 square feet, WOW

    In total I have about 700 square metres or 7500 square feet between 2 plots, OMG I have a lot of work to do lol
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    I had a 1/2 plot this year and have taken on another 1/2 plot for this next year, so not quite as grand a scale as your vast estate My plan is to grow more of what was successful for me this last year and try and stop the critters from eating the stuff that failed. in the process see if i can make a dent in the gazillion seeds I seem to have accumulated.

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    Would you be interested/allowed to keep pigs?

    Or bees?
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    I think bees are allowed but not pigs

    I will look into beekeeping
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    You should take a moment and think about what you want to grow.
    Then assess what you've got - are there already trees and fruitbushes on one of the plots?
    Which one is the sunniest?
    Do you want a greenhouse or polytunnel?
    Is there water at each?
    Are they far apart?
    Which is most convenient for deliveries - of manure, wood chip, parking, bonfires?

    So many options but only you can decide how big a plot you can keep under control. Its easy to get carried away and when it stops being fun, its time to stop.
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    When I took on my second plot. I just did one big field of potato’s. Yes it was hard work. But it cleared the ground until I could decide what I wanted to do with it. Like the others have said. It ended up with trees and fruit bushes which was easy to look after
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    Check about the pigs.
    Ours was a local council site but I know each area is slightly different.
    Those guys turned the soil like there was no tomorrow!!!!
    (Not our pigs nor plot by the way)
    The guy had them from early summer to November to fatten up. Totally free ranging and organic.
    If you are intending to go down twice a day for chooks then pigs/bees would be no extra work -if you have the time to spare.
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