Steve's Seaside Life Blog

September Allotment Tour (Debbie’s Plot)

Lots of change this month on Debbie’s plot. She’s put up a fence on the back boundary and done a very neat job of the weed suppression fabric underneath it. She’s built a couple of new gates, put kick boards in around the front and back of the plot, repaired...

September Allotment Tour (Steve’s plot)

September is such an important month for me as I’m transitioning almost all of my beds over to their autumn and winter crops and putting the cold frame tops on. This year though I’m having to delay a few beds because they have late crops in them (sweet potatoes, French...

August Allotment Tour (Jennie’s Plot)

Jennie’s plot is dominated by beans at the moment, we have dwarf French beans, climbing french beans, runner’s and runner/French crosses and they are mightily productive! We’ve cropped about 25kg off the three plots so far and the freezer is full, so my plot’s beans are now all destined for...

August Kitchen Garden Tour (The Back Garden)

It’s time for a kitchen garden tour and the focus at the moment is racing to get everything in the ground for autumn. That means aggressively pulling the existing carrot and beet beds and replacing them with lettuce and spinach as we have plenty of root veg on the allotment...

August Allotment Tour (Steve’s Plot)

A very windy day on the allotment on the day before our open day, so I’ve been busy helping Debbie on her plot, tidying Jennie’s plot and doing loads of work preparing for autumn and winter in mine, as well as harvesting of course!!

July Allotment Tour (Jennie’s Plot)

Well it’s been just over a month since the last tour and Jennie’s plot is really starting to take shape.  This plot is mostly the source of the family’s autumn/winter evening meals: beans from the freezer, potatoes from the hessian sacks, squashes & onions from the wire racks and winter...

July Kitchen Garden Tour (The Back Garden)

The kitchen garden is in full on harvest mode now, the cherries have finished, but as planned they’ve been replaced by the strawberries and now we have the blackberries, raspberries, gooseberries and blueberries too.  Not to be outdone, the veg is doing well too, we are half way through our...

July Allotment Tour (Steve’s Plot)

I’ve waited for a break in the wind and rain before doing a tour of the plot this month, so I’m a couple of days late.  The allotment continues to transition from spring to summer crops.  The autumn crops are all planted or on the patio in trays and the...