Welcome to our plot!

I'm Hazel, and in Nov 2006 my friend Jane and I took on a half plot at Hill Allotments, Sutton Coldfield - we want the satisfaction of growing and eating our own fruit and veg, and to improve our diet (and fitness!).

This is the story of what happened next...........

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Even when it snows...

Well I've found a fab new hobby - seed swapping! I've met up with some terribly nice people on the Grow Your Own magazine forum & we will now be growing some asparagus peas and some squash (carnival).

I can add to the party by offering out some of our extensive tomato seed collection - I'm sure that we can spare a pinch or so! Either that or our entire plot will comprise of tomato plants and nothing else. We also seem to have various lettuce and carrot seeds packets - will have to check the viability, though - some of the packets are a bit elderly.

I picked up a GREAT idea also - to grow a tubful of peas on the windowsill to cut at about 6" to add to salads. Impatient as ever, I wish that I'd kept back that extra dozen or so peas that I just bunged in with the rest when I sowed them at the weekend - I'll have to wait till I get a new packet now.

In fact, why stop there - I can put in a pinch of all sorts of things in a trough on the kitchen windowsill - I think that I can sow beetroot, lettuce, turnips & spinach....

Just as well I am picking all this up on line, due to the SNOW that we have had today and heavy frosts for the preceeding few nights.

I suspect that I have been somewhat over enthusiastic with my seed sowing and going in too early - but we'll see what happens when the snow melts!
I wonder if my mini-salad-leaves trough will survive the cats? I suppose that there's only one way to find out.......

1 comment:

  1. Like the blog Ladies, know just where you are, my Outlaws come from Sutton.



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