At the 'lottie'
Here's a tidy group of Brussels Sprouts growing at an allotment here at ~ Sway ~
The upturned plastic bottles are on the canes to prevent eye injury, something that happens all too easily when you're gardening.
An Allotment is a piece of land that can be rented quite cheaply from the local council. They were intended to be used by people who didn't have gardens, so they had somewhere to grow their own vegetables. People can choose what they grow these days, and some people will grow quite a lot of flowers and even small fruit trees, if permitted by local regulations.
Allotments are measured using the old standard of 'rods', a full sized allotment is something in the regions of 10 rods in length and one or two rods wide.
A rod is about 5 1/2 yards, so it's a sizeable patch of land to look after. Here's a piece with informations about ~ Anglo Saxon weights and measures ~
Here is a Wikipedia article about ~ Allotments ~
. Sadly these are much under threat these days and allotment holders are being evicted so that the land can be used for housing.
Crossing the Tag...