Plot 32

Friday, September 29, 2006


I'm now the proud owner of a 3.5 hp cultivator (an Al-Ko MH350-4), which I bought off Ebay as a non-runner. The picture and description suggested it had had very little use, which was borne out by its appearance when I went to collect it. It was a bit of a gamble but, since it had been standing for 2 years(!), I suspected its problem was stale fuel. Drained the tank and refuelled it this morning - it started 5th pull!

Yes it's quite small and won't do the work of a Merry Tiller but I wanted something I could transport by car; in any event I've got quite good soil and I'm happy to do the Plot bit by bit.

Ironically, the day after I "won" this, the Mowerland tiller I'd been waiting to buy came back in stock ...

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Little to report. The weeds continue to grow apace and I continue to take them out. Onion sets have not yet arrived. Have already pre-ordered my potatoes for next year. Nothing adventurous - Arran Pilot, Charlotte and Cara with some free tubers of Moulin Rouge thrown in courtesy of Mr. Fothergill's. Apparently Moulin Rouge is a cross between Pink Fir Apple and Desiree. Hoping to steal some time off work next week ...