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

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Random Allotment Photos
from the Gallery

Greenhouse Destroyed by Wind
January 2005

Harvesting King Edward Potatoes
August 2007

Brassicas and Weeds
August 2008

Show Growing - Onions
July 2005

Potato Bed on Plot 5, Nearly Done
April 2008

Plot 29 New Path and Potatoes
June 2004

Greenhouse Construction 2
June 2006

The result of not digging
December 2004

 

 

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Cataract Operation No. 2

Last Tuesday was lovely, sunny and warm with a light breeze blowing. Perfect gardening weather. But not for me, I had my cataract operation. This was my second cataract operation, I had my left eye done back in 2014. Doesn’t

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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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