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

Plot 5 - Turning over the Soil
November 2004

Plot 5 Carrots & Parsnips
June 2005

Trees starting to turn
September 2010

Plot 29 - Green Manure
August 2005

Purple Graffiti Cauliflower
August 2006

West Yorkshire DA Stand
September 2008

The Salad Bed with Horsetail
November 2004

Tomato Blight
August 2010



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From the Allotment Diaries

Tree Blown Down – Yet More Compost

On Sunday I made a start sorting out the polytunnel. The climbing beans are now finished as are the dwarf beans. Still, we’ll get about three meals off what I gleaned whilst clearing the plants. The tomatoes in hanging baskets

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One Fine Day, Three Stormy Days

It’s been a weird weather week here and effectively I only got Wednesday on the plot and garden. Wednesday was hot, peaking at at 24º C in the afternoon but feeling warmer in the strong sunshine. Strangely there were strong,

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Thinking About Climate Change

Wednesday, it was 24ºC in the shade here. There was a very gusty but warm wind blowing too. Not unusual for a summer’s day in North Wales but it’s mid-October. At night it was still 17ºC at 10.00 pm. Even

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