Development of allotment plot in south Manchester. Artist & Gardener in residence, using my plot to elaborate community projects on the site.
Bethnall Drive Allotments
Map from 1950-60 of the place where allotments are currently today with the old railway beside where Fallowfield loop is today.
State of the allotment when we got it in January, mainly full of weeds, some rubbish and a pile of compost with more weeds.
two raised beds were on the site also
Cleaning the weeds and designing the space.
We started from the right to the left side of the allotment cleaning the weeds and moving the soil to create beds.
Clearing and designing a plot
Creating spaces for vegetables and buying seeds.
Building a shed from a recycle old shed.
We collected the first rhubarb leaves, from a fantastic set of plants that were left in the allotment and apparently were quite established and healthy.
First crops, radish and spinach
Keep planting, clearing, sowing.
Allotment Plant, currently developing, focusing on creating wildlife areas.
Developing wildlife-friendly spaces in the allotment.
Collected, onions, garlic, potatoes,beetroot,peas,beans,carrots,radish,lettuce,spinach...
Half the potatoes were infected with worms...
Lots of beans, carrots, leeks, beetroot, radish, this is definitely the best month to collect all the hard work.
Garlic and onions autumn veriery planted
Building new raised beds with bricks and wood.
Preparing for the new season
Rotating crops, designing the allotment.
Creating a wildflower meadow at the community space