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, August 27, 2009

Cucumber Sandwich, Anyone...?

...and tonight's gastronomic feast included a salad with lettuce, tomato, radish, cucumber, spring onion, peas, french beans with new potatoes - all from the plot. Yum!

It's coming to the time of year for evaluation of what's worked well & what to do more (or less) of next time round & of course, there's plenty of things to think about.

I have to say that cucumber will be on the 'must do' list for sure - this surprises me a bit, but the two plants growing have been no trouble at all & the cucumbers taste so much better than shop bought!


  1. Are they Marketmore Hazel? I've got a few of these banged into gaps and they are incredible. I've grown them before, several years ago now, but without the same success. We have given some away, I've got 3 in the fridge and still they are coming. Fortunately we both love cuke.

  2. Hi I've grown cucumbers this year for the first time (Marketmore) and although I only have one plant left in a pot it keeps on going. A few weeks ago it looked in dire straights but I seem to have rescued it and we had another cuke today. I will definitely have another go next year.

  3. It's 'burpless tasty green f1', people, and seriously recommended! Two outdoor plants are just about right for me (although maybe 2 early and 2 late for next year...?)

    I would not have thought of putting cucumbers on the list of 'must grow veg' that outshine their commercial counterparts, but - boy - so exquisit in taste that they are right up there with sun-warmed tomatoes & earthy new potatoes for taste...


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