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, December 25, 2009

Happy Christmas!

We've had a little snow in the last few days - but mostly very heavy frosts giving a white coating on the trees and garage roof each morning with temperatures not getting above freezing for many days.

Christmas lunch waits for no man though - whatever the weather - so there were parsnips & leeks to be dug out of the frozen earth, so a trip to the Hill couldn't be delayed indefinitely.

Once I'd found the parsnips under the snow, they weren't actually that difficult to dig out despite the first couple inches of soil frozen, & the leeks were easy, as they were the ones that I'd relocated a couple of weeks ago.

They both tasted wonderful along with homegrown roasties with the Christmas dinner - shop carrots & Brussels sprouts this year, though.

Aim for next year - full Christmas fare from the plot.

Aside from the turkey & pigs in blankets, perhaps...


  1. Happy Christmas Hazel. Veg frozen in the ground here but at last the snow is melting. Have a lovely holiday.

  2. Just so brilliant to have your own veggies on Christmas day! Glad you managed to dig them up!

  3. Happy New Year Hazel Lovely website really enjoy it .

  4. Greetings of the season to you too, Flum {smiles} - I'm guessing that you will have some unfrozen veg (along with fresh eggs!) for New Year?

    Our Christmas lunch was excellant, Matron - how was your goose?

    Thank you for dropping by, Bazial, I'm glad you enjoy the blog - and and of course I wish you a happy New Year to you & yours too.


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