BTW .... whilst I do not have an allotment, I do have a sizeable vegetable plot. I have found that Brassicas (spelling) don't grow well at all in our soil, which has a lot of lime in it. Because there are only two of us here, and money is a bit tight, I don't want to spend a fortune on buying errocatious (spelling) compost. I currently grow, runner beans, potatoes, onions, peppers, carrots, parsnips, beetroot, radishes, lettuce, leeks and corgettes. I tried growing swede but they all got 'clubroot', and peas don't seem to do well either. Any ideas of what other vegetables I could try, please?