Author: Steve Richards

Planting Early Kale for Spring

A quick update on my plans for making sure that we don’t run out of brassicas during the spring ‘hungry gap’. I do a quick review of the current situation, show you my full range of brassica seedlings and plant a nice range of Kales. I also have a few...

Allotment Diary (March – Week 4)

Allotment Finances We’ve harvested a total of £1150 of fruit veg this year We’ve spent a total of £426 this year, mostly one time investments What we’ve harvested and eaten We harvested a total of £190 worth of veg this week, excluding everything from the store. We had 39 meals...

3 Year Anniversary Allotment Tour

It’s been three years since I planted my first few seeds on my allotment and a year since I put the poly on the new polytunnel. A lot has changed, let’s take a look around. If you are new to my allotment videos you might find a bit of context...

What to plant in a polytunnel

In this video I go through the allotment year from the perspective of the polytunnel.  I explain some of the key transitions and how to take best advantage of the space you have.  Key to my approach is the use of layers of vertical space and using lots of containers...

What’s In Your Allotment Store?

This video takes a quick look at what we still have in our allotment store.  The store is definitely depleting, but more importantly as the weather warms, the quality of the stored product degrages rapidly, so it’s a race against time to get fresh produce to take it’s place! In...

Allotment Diary (March – Week 3)

Allotment Finances We’ve harvested a total of £960 of fruit veg this year We’ve spent a total of £416 this year, mostly one time investments What we’ve harvested and eaten We harvested a total of £155 worth of veg this week, excluding everything from the store. We had 39 meals...

Managing Arthritis With An Allotment Centric Life

In this post I cover an oft-requested topic.  How my allotment centred life has helped me manage Adult Onset Still’s Disease (AOSD) and Fibromyalgia.  AOSD is a very rare auto-inflamatory disease, as a result the information on the web is drawn from a small sample of patients and isn’t very...

Allotment Diary (March – Week 2)

Allotment Finances We’ve harvested a total of £805 of fruit veg this year We’ve spent a total of £396 this year, mostly one time investments What we’ve harvested and eaten We harvested a total of £143 worth of veg this week, excluding everything from the store. We had 39 meals...