Steve's Seaside Life Blog

June Allotment Tour (Jennie’s Plot)

Exactly a month ago I did a tour of Jennie’s plot, so here’s the update. If you’ve been following along you will already know that we got this plot really late in the year and had to do a fast turnaround to get it into production so it not ideal,...

Radio Interviews

I’ve been interviewed on the radio every day this week, if you are keen on gardening or even better have an allotment, you might like to listen to the interviews, each one is only a few minutes long. The links jump straight to the interview.  I also cover how the...

June Kitchen Garden Tour ( The Back Garden )

Every week I do a tour of one of our gardens/allotments and today it’s the turn of the kitchen garden.  We mainly grow fruit here and pest sensitive veggie’s, which fair reasonably well without any protection.  Today’s highlights are the cherries and strawberries, but the beetroot and carrots are all...

Record Making Harvest

It’s hard to title harvest videos, but I’m cheating a bit to say this is a record breaking crop, because every week is now a record breaker as we move into summer.  Even so, this one was worth a video as it’s exciting to see the crop move well beyond...

Jennie’s Allotment After Six Weeks Work

We inherited Jennie and Jon’s allotment plot 7 weeks ago and we’ve been working it for the last 6 weeks. It’s gone from a thick sea of weeds to a little oasis and today I finished planting it. We put in a lawn, cleared the ground, put down a heavy...

Allotment Lunch

A quick video to show what a typical lunch time looks like for me, cleaning, processing and preparing salads for the next few days.  Everything grown on the allotment in March or traded with neighbours in return for veg that I’ve grown – ah the simple life! To be honest...

Allotment Anniversary

It was only one year ago today that I planted my first seeds in the allotment beds and I cropped my first salad leaves about a month later.  This year I’ve improved those times considerably, in fact I’ve been eating almost all of my veg from the allotment (or bartered)...