Under Cover

  • Check your stores, remove any thing starting to rot before they infect others
  • Check remaining stored apples, spuds, onions and so on- process those looking dubious before they’re totally wasted
  • Don’t forget to top up rodent bait and traps as with a shortage of natural food now’s the best time to get them
  • Paint your butts and watering cans black outside, they pre-warm water whenever the sun touches them
  • Collect used but unreadable labels, wash, dry then sandpaper off redundant writing for re-use
  • Write labels indoors the night beforehand and slip in seed packet ready rather than out in cold later
  • Spend a lot of time in wellies- why not walk on carpet, cut in-soles from a nice soft remnant