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

Carrots and Parsnips
August 2007

Sweetcorn - Cobs Forming
August 2008

Clipstone Allotments Visit
April 2008

Results of a row of potatoes
July 2009

The New Allotment Shed
May 2004

Bean Frame
June 2009

Chitting Potatoes / Home Built Greenhouse
February 2005

Construction site
May 2010

 

 

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Siberian Pea Tree (Siberian Peashrub) – Caragana arborescens

I’ve just bought some Siberian Peashrub seeds. They’re becoming very popular with permaculture followers. It’s, as the name suggests, a shrub from Siberia that produces pea-like seeds in pods. Like a pea, they’re also a nitrogen fixing plant. The peashrub

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Growing Mushrooms

One of my favourite foods is the mushroom. A rich meaty flavour and chewy texture. Fried mushrooms, mushroom omelette, mushroom in a stew, mushroom soup – so versatile. But growing them is another matter. I’ve read a little on growing

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Still Wet, Autumn, Christmas Potatoes

Well after the disappointment of August my hopes for a good September came to nought. We had a few good days but generally it seemed to do nothing but rain. With the best will in the world, some jobs like

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