Steve's Seaside Life Blog

Allotment Diary (March- week 1)

Allotment Finances We’ve harvested a total of £667 of fruit veg this year We’ve spent a total of £385 this year, mostly one time investments What we’ve harvested and eaten We harvested a total of £135 worth of veg this week, excluding everything from the store. We had 33 meals...

Organic Slug Control With Nematodes

In this video I talk about how and why I use nematodes for organic slug control.  I’m using Nemaslug, which is environmentally friendly and is 100% safe for children, cats, dogs, other pets and wildlife. Nemaslug uses the nematode Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita, which was discovered by scientists at the government research...

Allotment Diary (February – week 4)

Allotment Finances We’ve harvested a total of £560 of fruit veg this year We’ve spent a total of £312 this year, mostly one time investments What we’ve harvested and eaten We harvested a total of £80 worth of veg this week, excluding everything from the store. We had 30 meals...

Is it really worth growing veg over winter?

In this video I explore the big benefits of continuing to harvest over winter.   These are the main points: Always harvesting makes for nice clean beds A fully stocked polytunnel means well hydrated healthy soil in spring Winter food is just beautiful Visiting for an hour or so 2-3...

Allotment Diary (February – week 3)

Allotment Finances We’ve harvested a total of £448 of fruit veg this year We’ve spent a total of £289 this year, mostly one time investments What we’ve harvested and eaten We harvested a total of £83 worth of veg this week, incredibly this is less than last week, but that’s...