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, March 29, 2007

Billy lives again!

I’ve just nipped up to the Hill to reinstall Billy Scarecrow! He’s lot more sturdy now, & does not require attaching to a stake by the neck in order to remain upright!

I think that the weekend jobs must include re-sowing the PEAS (early onward) that were sown in January – germination is patchy (at best!) so although I may relent & keep the few that have come up, I’ll re-sow with the kelvedon wonder which are looking so good further along the row.

There are a few gaps in the row of BROAD BEANS – which is presumably why they say to sow a few at the end of the rows to fill in – I was going to poke a few seed in the gaps, but although I do have some more, it would be a change of variety as I used the aguadulce all up, so perhaps I’ll live with the gaps.

I also need to sort out the final lot of seed potatoes at the weekend in order to put them upstairs to chit – if I leave it much longer they will have about thirty seconds to prepare themselves before being hoofed in the ground!

I’ve a heap of rhubarb in the oven at the moment (have taken David-other-half at his word) – YUM – & on Sunday it will be 1st April which, besides being All Fool’s Day (there’s a joke in there somewhere!) it’s the start of a whole new Spring month of seed sowing – can’t wait!

1 comment:

  1. Hazel

    Billy is looking so much better now - a welcome improvement on your mum.

    Looking forward to seed sowing on Sunday. Wine and whisky?

    Hopefully I will have a scarecrow myself by then.


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