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...........

Friday, July 17, 2009

Rain mkII

It's warm & it's rainy.

If I was one to worry about these things I would be very concerned about blight on the potatoes & the tomatoes. As it happens, I'm not losing sleep over it - these things happen, however, I think I owe it to the spuds & tommies to go and give them a spray of dithane tomorrow - rain forecast or not.

Meanwhile, I have opened a bottle of jerusalem artichoke wine, which - contrary to popular (but, happily quite erroneous) preconception - really is rather tasty. It doesn't taste of JA's at all - which I think on balance is probably quite a good thing.


  1. We could do with some rain here, as it is very dry. The winter rain will be here soon enough, then I will have something to complain about. I will open a bottle of wine, the bought variety, as I don't make my own, and watch the rain coming down.
    Cheers, Jennifer

  2. Much rain here too. Fortunately most 'county wines' don't taste strongly of the things they are made from! Cheers chuck!

  3. The wine sounds good :O)

    Careful with that dithane ..best kept away from skin and lungs ...


  4. Thanks for dropping by, Jennifer! In an ideal world it would always rain overnight and be warm and sunny in the daytime!

    Although the peapod wine had a hint of peas (oddly, this was not offputting), I'm glad the JA wine hasn't kept its taste - or its other well known characteristic!

    I'll be careful with the dithane, Dinzie - it's the only spray which I use, and even that is reluctantly.


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