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

Clipstone Allotments Visit - Horses on the Plot!
April 2008

Plot 5 Comfrey and First Early Potatoes
June 2005

Larry discusses allotments in front of the Ford Lane site stand.
August 2006

Compost on Plot 29
April 2007

The leafmould cage on plot 29 is filling up
November 2004

Salad in Troughs
April 2010

Tent Cloche Built and Filled with Plants
June 2006

Maincrop Potatoes
September 2005

 

 

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Tomatoes, Brassicas, Beans and more

When I first started this blog some 20 years ago now, I could spend a day working hard on the plot, get home and have tea before writing up what I’d done. Nowadays my spirit is willing but I’m more

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Cold Weather Causes Problems

This cold weather is creating problems. The greenhouse temperatures have fallen to three degrees some nights so I don’t want to plant out the tomatoes and cucumbers yet. This means that the Vitopod heated propagators are overcrowded in the potting

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Chitting, germination test, blueberries, strawberries

Finally, at last, the weather has changed. Blue skies, sunshine and warm enough at points to not need a jacket. Now the race to catch up with jobs that should have been done weeks ago begins. Beds being cleared, sowing

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