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...........

Monday, March 09, 2009

A Disaster Waiting to Happen...?

Had a bit of a hitch tonight.

All started well enough – I had a merry sowing session of PEAS (hsl stephens & hsl ne plus ultra) & some flowers, & potting some of the annual flowers into larger modules & all was fine & dandy with the world.

Then I juggled the seedtrays between the kitchen windowsill, upstairs windowsill, office windowsill, mini greenhouse & even brought the attic room into play as a I’d run out of all other light places, until all was just about squashed in, so I gave a self satisfied nod, & cleared up & started to cook dinner.

Then there was a clunk.

I turned round to see the celery & celariac seedlings crashed off the kitchen windowsill & onto the draining board. Oh no!

I scooped back what I could into each pot & sowed a few more of each with a great deal of bad tempered muttering.

There’s a lesson to be learned here, it’s just I’m not entirely sure what it is.


  1. It's surprising what can struggle back up again when you've scooped a heap of compost and seedlings back into a pot.


  2. I'll let you know in a few days!

    Of course the worst of it was that I could have scooped up more in the way of earth/seedlings, but at this stage they look exactly the same and I didn't know which was which!

  3. Poor little things, bad mummy!! Seriously though, at least they only fell a few inches onto the draining board (where it's got to be easier to clean up the soil) rather than a few feet onto your carpet . . .

  4. Don't give up the day job to become a circus juggler?


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