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...........

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Bunking off!

Without liking to sound too much like a stuck record, it has been bloody cold here again all week with clear frosty skies every night BUT at least now there is sunshine - hurrah!

With not much to be done at the Hill - & the off putting thought of the energy needed to cycle there - I turned to seed sowing & transplanting at home instead.

I got out my MARCH seed envelope, potting compost & pots & sowed two seeds each of six varieties of PEPPER (dedo de mocha, yolo wonder, rainbow mix purple, tasty grill yellow, tasty grill red & sweet mini red), then 24 modules of SHALLOT (banana), a small pot of four LETTUCE (hsl stoke) & a small pot of four BRUSSELS SPROUTS (peer gynt), and finished off by potting on last month's lettuce seedlings.

That leaves the peas still to sow (I'll start them off in loo roll inners when I've made my mind up about which varieties) & some seeds to put in directly at the plot, including carrots, beetroot & radish, but there is no rush with outside sowing.

Mind you, I've nearly run out of fresh veg, so if I actually wish to eat this week, I'm going to have to get my lardy bum into the saddle & get peddling!


  1. Been very icy here too Hazel - outside tap frozen up again this morning when I was doing 'chicken duty'. Sticking to sowing the tough stuff here - cabbage for instance.

  2. don't feel guilty that you are not beavering away at the lottie - the reason you can relax now until the weather is better is because of the HUGE amunt of work you have put in over the last couple of years.

  3. Hopefully turned a corner weatherwise now - I'm hoping to get the broad beans & sweet peas planted out next.

    You're right, Bilbo - it's been a pleasure today to tickle the hoe over the beds & get stuck in sowing straight away.


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