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...........

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Cracking On!

Today demonstrates how a trip to the Hill on a Saturday should go – I decided what to do before I got there, I did it, & I came home – & all this despite Reg-next-plot & David-other-half being there at the same time.

The first job was to dig up the rest of the POTATOES (rooster), which look pretty blemish free. I’ve added these to the ones previously dug & now have a big brown sack that I can lift, but not easily.

Secondly, I stripped the remaining pea pods from the PEAS (Lancashire lad & robinson), composted the plants & took the frame down.

Thirdly, I picked a heap of FRENCH BEANS (barlotti jody) – these are a bit of a mystery bean in that they are labelled as barlotti, but don’t look anything like any of the other barlottis that I have grown. They are about 10” long, slim green round pods with beans which are small & black when dried – & they are string free, even when large, & they are very, very prolific.

I also cut a CUCUMBER (burpless), a medium sized SQUASH (red kuri) & a couple of COURGETTES (all green & yellow golden), picked some sweetpeas & did a little weeding – as everything is going crackers – before nipping up to the clubhouse to have a quick chat about the show with the Saturday Old Boys, & then home for a late lunch.



  1. I decided what to do before I got there, I did it, & I came home

    Who are you and what have you done with Hazel?

  2. Don't worry, I'm sure that this outbreak of efficiency won't last!


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