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...........

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

First Veg!

I went to the Hill tonight for no other reason than I wanted to.

I had it all to myself & had a lovely half hour appreciating how things are growing.

I picked a good handful of baby broad bean pods - no bigger than 3" long - the first vegetables of the new season!

I brought them straight home to eat with quiche, in a salad, lightly cooked & tossed with balsamic vinegar & extra virgin olive oil.



  1. Well done that woman! Mine are still in flower.
    Had my first Goldensweet mangetout yesterday though, but only a slack handful between two of us.

  2. Yum, yum! Makes all your hard work seem worthwhile.

    This will be the first wonderful meal of many during the coming months.

  3. Hmmm see now I'm wishing I'd actually got round to sowing some broad beans after all... lol ;)

    Bet they tasted lovely! :)

  4. Wow.. Mine are not even in flower yet. They seem to be on ago slow this year or maybe I'm too impatient

  5. hey hazel, i went up today to and bummed into haydn. he told me barry passed away in the week, think im in shock was only with him at the wkend.

    sad news.

  6. Jody, that is terrible news. :( Barry was the first to welcome me to the Hill - and I was only talking to him a couple of weekends ago.

    I'll be at the Hill in the morning maybe I'll see you then.

  7. Fantastic! I am weeks behind you, mine are still just in flower. Hope you enjoyed those, picked at a perfect size!

  8. yeah gutted, I started out helping on Barrys plot, he taught me a lot!! I was with him on the sunday, he seemed fine (or as fine as he ever was anyway). His wife came down on saturday, she was ok but a little upset, poor lionel had a cry with her, was very sad.

    Im going to attend the funeral, im sure a few from around us will be there.

    see you soon


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