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...........

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Halloween come early?

Horrendous rain on Friday & Sunday, but dry on Saturday so I spent a satisfying hour at the Hill.

On my List was:
- pick Bag End pumpkin & clear patch
- make good the bed & plant onion sets ('shakespear' bought from the Kings Heath show a few weeks ago
- indicate competition pumpkin so that kind Jason (behind retired Maureen) & John Badger (from the bottom) can take it up for weighing as I won't be present
- clear more ripe beans for drying at home

I suspect that it was no coincidence that there was both no one else at the Hill & I made swift progress - I completed my List within the hour.

I also picked a few more courgette (including a big beggar which I had clearly missed last time round, & maybe the time before that too), & the head off Ollie's sunflower so I can save the seeds for next year.

Back home, I weighed the Bag End pumpkin (18lb) & measured its circumference at 37" - & at that size I need to think about what it will be used for, apart from being a convenient prop with which Oliver can play a convincing game of Being Witch's Cat.

Mind you, if I think that finding a use for the Bag End pumpkin is tricky, I'm really going to be taxed by the huge competition pumpkin which will go up for weighing this weekend...
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