About The Good Life

Allotments. Surely the saviour of many during the war when food was in short supply. But what about now?


In the current economic climate and rising food costs, an allotment is a great way to lower the weekly food bills. This is the main reason why my husband and I got a plot two minutes walk from home.


Over the last five years, we have halved our food bills whilst developing a deep appreciation of the hard work farmers put in to grow their crops! Having been trapped inside at work for years, the opportunity to get outside, even if only for a few minutes, can’t be missed.


Money saving aside, we have loved every minute of growing our food. There is simply nothing better than coming home from work, popping across to the allotment to pick some fresh veg for dinner. We have enjoyed it so much that three years ago, we built a large coop and amassed several chickens.

Three years ago, we have had to drop down from two plots to one due to family circumstances. But on the plus side, Crewe Allotment Federation have decreed that one plot on every site should be a community garden. Our old plot has been transformed into a beautiful garden with a pond, seating area and lots of lovely flowers.


So pull on your wellies, grab a fork and get digging!

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  1. Enjoy reading the newsletter. I find it very enjoyable, informative, & entertaining. I have just seen SLUGS and it is nice to see me referred to as a GENTLEMAN

    The water needs to have sugar dissolved in it to be effective. Another way stated is slug pellets, if you put a few under a flat stone, brick or similar the pellets will not dissolve so quickly & the slugs tend to stay there in the dark. As ever enjoy reading the goings on

    Kind Regards to all
    Former ‘Gardener’ on No 8

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