Dear Allotment Thief
It’s secure (ish) – but it’s an internal job though; a lot of folk get stung and there are strong suspicions of who it is; I try to remain impartial without evidence, but anecdotal stuff does build a compelling case.
This is my first time as the victim though; just gutted as not got that much planted, as spent so much time digging out beds/couch grass/tipping it etc to get ready for next year.Posted 4 years agoPik n MixSubscriber
I properly sympathise, if it’s a plot holder then chances are it will keep happening. We have some issues on our plots but no one would ever steal produce.Posted 4 years ago
If it were my plot I would have to know who was doing it, a small investment in a motion activated camera then once I had proof a very stern word in the perpetrators ear!
You scabby, scabby, scabby, scabby, scabby little weasel.
Only had the plot 6 months. Probably spent 100 hours this year digging it out, planting etc – first trip down today for 2 weeks to do some weeding, and the first vegetables that are coming to fruition (broccoli) and you’ve already robbed 3 of what I can only assume were the largest as the others aren’t even ready.
I hope whilst steaming them, you drop the boiling pan on your foot, go hopping through the house in pain, slip over your copy of weasel-weekly in your living room and land head first in the fireplace. I’ll be sat at the top of the chimney waiting for you.
Posted 4 years ago
Apparently a previous allotment chap would stake-out all night in his shed, armed with food and an aggressive attitude. All he ever saw was cute hedgehogs and foxes.
This is the problem with an internal job; whatever I do must be discrete.
I like the pins idea, but I’d prefer something that would blow his head off.Posted 4 years agoJoeGSubscriber
dannybg Good to see the personal touch with the trigger, but might want a pressure plate as well for non stakeout timesswampiMember
I used to have this problem, lots of houses had gate access to plots at the bottom of their gardens, came one day and somebody had stripped all my currants and gooseberries, corn on cobs going walkabouts,never lost any equipment from shed etc just produce,so gave it up in the end and used my gardenPosted 4 years agopondoMember
My mate’s tatties started turning brown and dying off, just as they were ready to dig up – nothing they did made a difference, they just keeled over and died. When he tidied the plot up, he found out that someone had dug them up, nicked the spuds and just stuck the stems back in the ground again.
People can be pretty sh!tty. 🙁Posted 4 years ago
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