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, Comfrey Bed
April 2005

Saving Grace in the Greenhouse
March 2007

Raised Bed 2 Finished
October 2007

Plot 5 After Spreading Compost
April 2007

Plot 29 with re-covered paths
November 2006

The Skip on Site
December 2005

The Greenhouse with a door!
October 2006

NVS Evening - Carrots and Parsnips
June 2008



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Normal Welsh Summer Resumes

The weather is back to normal now; cool, overcast, drizzle and rain with the odd few minutes of sunshine. The grass has recovered and is growing again so the lawn mower’s holiday is over. And the sheep are very happy

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Greenhouse Gluts & Improving the Soil

This year has not been the usual cool, wet summer we’ve become used to in Wales. The plants have, mostly, loved the heatwave and we’ve managed to keep them watered so it’s getting set to be bumper crops. Cucumbers This

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There may be trouble ahead..

I was listening to a news item on the radio today about the effects of the heatwave and drought on farmers. They interviewed a potato farmer who supplies on contract to McCains for frozen chips, crisps etc. He reckoned he

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