Allotment Growing Photo History

A photographic history of 7 of our 8 years growing on allotments in Crewe, Cheshire along with some photographs of our garden and some I just thought you'd like to see! It's quite interesting to compare year against year.

We've moved now to a windy hillside in North Wales and are starting a new veg plot from scratch. More information here: Our Smallholding

You can follow our adventures here in our allotment diary

Random Allotment Photos
from the Gallery

Fertiliser for Sale Sign
June 2007

Maincrop Potatoes
September 2005

The Grand Allotment Tour - Hungerford Road
September 2005

New Compost Bin on Plot
May 2008

Greenhouse Ready to Build
May 2006

First Early Potatoes
June 2006

Allotment Rodent Control Operative
April 2007

Leeks standing proud
December 2004



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Leaf Cutter Bees

It’s strange how things happen sometimes. I’d not heard of leaf cutter bees, although I was fascinated by leaf cutter ants in the Amazon as a child. Then I got this email from Paul Nanson with a couple of photos

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Polytunnel Ventilation – Solar Powered Cooling System

Polytunnels, like greenhouses, can get very hot in sunny weather. Controlling temperature and humidity is critical though and I’ve tackled the problem of polytunnel ventilation by installing a solar powered cooling system. A Better Way! I was working in the

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Worms – Increasing Worm Population

A reader who has taken over a new plot is concerned at the lack of worms in the soil. So taking a look at some possible causes of a low worm population and how to increase worm populations in the

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