I needed to get the Sharpe’s Express spuds in the ground today. The chits were so chitty they had foliage!
So I was forced to grit my teeth, ignore my back, and get the potato bed dug. When I arrived at the plot, a neighbouring allotmenteer was rotavating. So naturally I took my coat off, grasped my fork, and began my own little race against the machine!
With a bit of competitive spirit I got it done in record time. My neighbour finished just before me, and had done a much bigger area without having to take his coat off. But he made a lot of noise in the process and had to whack his rotavator with a big spanner a couple of times!
So, how did the results compare? See for yourself.
It might be noisy and (relatively) expensive, but a rotavator will soon be on my Christmas list!