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 26, 2009

Seeds Sprouting!

With all my February sowing completed, all that remains is for the seeds to do their stuff & sprout!

It’s a thrill to see seeds sprouting – makes you realised that the growing season is nearly upon us! The LEEKS (mrs d), PEAS (Gladstone & newick), sweet peas & BROAD BEANS (h barry plot 19) all on their way, & virtually all the TOMATOES. Even the PEPPERS which I really had grave doubts about have started to come up.


It’s not all jolly news, though - the seeds that I saved last year from the SHALLOTS (pw banana) just don’t seem to be viable, & the self saved PARSNIP (h white gem) seed have just sat & done nothing for over three weeks.

And as an experiment – suggested on the GYO grapevine – I have sown a big pot with four DWARF FRENCH BEAN seeds (two each of tendergreen & early warwick) & these should grow & flower & set beans all from the comfort of the spare room windowsill for a really early crop.

Can’t wait!


  1. It's been a late year here for the tomatoes ...Only now in full harvest..>Worth the wait though :O)

    Exciting times for the gardeners :O)


  2. Now you're making me jealous, Dinzie! Our tomatoes only a moderate success the last couple of years - yours look fab (if crowded!) - do you get blight in NZ?


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