Kitchen Garden

DUCKS ON THE PLOT

Whether for the garden, allotment or smallholding, there are several positives to keeping your own ducks in a step towards more self-sufficiency and improving the condition of your patch, wherever you grow your crops.

Ducks can be hugely beneficial to a garden and can assist a gardener. For example, they are fantastic weeders and pest controllers. They will keep the weeds and smaller, unneeded plants out by eating them efficiently as they wander around their domain regularly, and will also eat up

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