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

They\'re Deep Bed crazy, they\'re deep bed mad!
March 2007

Potatoes on Plot 5 with Comfrey
May 2009

Greenhouse Workstation
October 2006

Plot 29, Onions
April 2005

Potato Day in Mold, Wales
February 2010

Weeding the Leeks on Plot 5
October 2005

Spare Bedroom Becomes Nursery 1
March 2004

A Toilet on the Allotment
July 2007

 

 

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Harvesting & Freezing beans, Old tools, Cataract Operation

I grow my climbing beans in the polytunnel where they’re sheltered from the wind. We get more than enough for us from a four foot double row of runners and the same of French. With the runners I’m growing Firestorm

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Rough Weather, Blight, Scab, Cool Compost

The weather is frightful, the spuds have blight and scab, the compost won’t heat up and to cap it off the solar panel arrived and is bigger than expected. Chin up! The weather has turned quite nasty – rain and

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Can You Help Identify These Mystery Roots?

I had this email from Tom asking for help identifying these roots growing in his plot. Any help welcome! Whilst preparing to plant in the spring I noticed that roughly 6” to 8” below the surface had a network of

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