#Darren Wilson posted a link to a video on a previous post, 'The constant battle of the allotmentor'. We watched the video carefully and concluded that it was worth a try, especially as it was something we had been debating for weeks. Essentially the guy in the video used wood chips to keep weeds down and lock in moisture in the soil. The chips rotted down to fertilise the soil.
As we are having a year of experimenting with the allotment we decided to give it a go with our beans that have been sat on our patio table for weeks.
We made sure they had a good drink when they went in and have left them to see how they develop. The video suggested that we would have to do very little other than top up the bark every now and again. Let's see how they've survived after we've on holiday for a week.