Steve's Seaside Life Blog

Allotment Diary (June – Week 1)

If you received this via email click here to get all of the images and videos! Allotment Finances We’ve harvested a total of £3,460, smashing all previous records for spring!  Harvesting this much gives me immense freedom to spend money to save time and increase food quality and variety, without...

How I grow in containers

I don’t generally like to make ‘hot to’ videos, because everyone’s needs and circumstances are so different.  However sometimes I make a “how I do” video, and this is one of those.  I explain my philosophy about the use of containers in the polytunnel and greenhouse and show examples to...

Allotment Diary (May – Week 5)

If you received this via email click here to get all of the images and videos! Allotment Finances We’ve harvested a total of £3,210, smashing all previous records for spring!  Harvesting this much gives me immense freedom to spend money to save time and increase food quality and variety, without...

What I’m sowing and growing in June

May has been a much more relaxed month than April,  sowing just a few seeds and a leisurely planting schedule.  Almost all of the summer planting is complete now, with about half of the autumn/winter brassica’s in too.  The focus now switches to preparing for an abundant winter and spring,...

Allotment Diary (May – Week 4)

If you received this via email click here to get all of the images and videos! Allotment Finances We’ve harvested a total of £2,983 of fruit and veg this year, so we will definitely make the £3,000 mark before summer starts.  That’s twice what we harvested last year, which confirms...

My allotment journey in books and TV shows

This is just a quick video to introduce some of the books and TV shows that shaped my journey to self-sufficiency, or perhaps self-reliance.   The self-sufficiency dream that started when I was 13 isn’t realistic of course, but we have achieved it in some important, perhaps the most important...