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...........

Monday, November 19, 2018

Clearing Up!

As the Autumn has been fairly mild, the weeds continue to grow, so today's job was to weed the leek bed. 

Quite a few of the leeks are troubled with leek moth - again - but I think that with a whole bed planted, I should be able to be eating at least a few meals this winter.

The summer crops still need clearing, and the garlic planting - never a dull time on the plot.

Monday, November 12, 2018

And now for the Winter Crops!

Now that the beans and courgettes have well and truly finished, it's time to clear them from the plot, along with the sweetcorn.

I finished doing that this afternoon, after having a couple of weekends working on the side of the plot with the aim replacing the weed suppressant and re-laying the bark chippings.  Still only half way through that one. 

As one crop finishes, another is ready to harvest, assuming that you are a bit organised (bit hit and miss with me) - so I came home this afternoon with a carrier bag full of kale, and the first of about a dozen cabbages, which is the size of my head.  Leeks look good too, but they can wait for another day.

I'm not eating parsnips this year as I was less organised with sowing those back in the early Spring, and unless I get the garlic planted out soon, I won't be eating that next Summer either....
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