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Frogs on allotment

hi everyone

i wanted to get some advice from you good people and will be succinct .

I have taken over an allotment and started clearing it today.

the previous tenant has used truck goods covers that are pulled back when loading / unloading but have been over the land for some time.

these have collected pools of water and have found quite a lot of frog spawn ( and some frogs).

My question is 2 fold:

1) Are frogs beneficial to a veg / fruit allotment? 

2) if so what environment do I need to transfer too as never had to deal with this situation before .

any advice really appreciated.



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,743
    Frogs are definitely a good thing on an allotment as they eat slugs and similar things. 
    Is there a shallow pond nearby, preferably without ducks, that you could transfer the spawn to?  Preferably a quiet shallow edge with some pondweed around. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • manaquinmanaquin Posts: 28
    Hi dove

    thanks for the reply.

    thats great I will keep them . I was quite surprised to see the spawn on the plastic sheeting above the soil !

    no there isn’t anything, tho the allotment runs on a slight decline and the bottom is a bit water logged which was going to be the very last escavation as it were .

    im not sure whether to put the spawn in a bucket, or try to make a mini pond or something .

    blimey I thought the main issues were going to be weeding and clearning not making a pond as well haha.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,743
    A wildlife pond on an allotment is a real benefit ... if you put wildlife pond into the search tool above you'll find lots of information. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

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