Steve's Seaside Life Blog

Typical November Allotment Harvest Day

Every Tuesday we do a harvest for friends and family, it’s a pretty big job, and the highlight of my allotment week. Last weeks video showed me processing (cleaning and packing) a typical weeks harvest from the allotment. In this video I thought I would show the harvest process instead....

November Allotment Tour (Steve’s Plot)

Things are starting to quiet down on the plot now, all the beds are planted and productive, or dormant until spring, so there’s not much to do but pull up the odd weed and harvest. Well that’s not totally true, I’m still raking up leaves every few days from the...

Record Breaking Allotment Harvest & Prep

I’m not very well today so I’m indulging myself and making a video of today’s harvest and how I prepared it for delivery. This video is for enthusiastic followers only. It does mark my biggest harvest of the autumn so far, a fairly impressive – for me at least –...

Finding Jobs To Do On A Perfect October Day

There’s not much to do on the plot now, it basically pottering and harvest time.  On a perfect sunny, windless day though there’s no place I’d rather be, so I try and invent a few jobs to do and find a few useful things as well. Growing year round means...

Allotment Finances – Costs and Value

Over the last 18 months we’ve setup three allotments from scratch. Each time our impatience has exceeded our normal frugality, so we’ve invested heavily to maximise value and fun. In this video I take you through our approach and then do a quick overview of where all the money’s gone...

October Allotment Tour (Debbie’s Plot)

While my plot is almost fully replanted for Autumn and Winter now, Debbie’s plot is still in a state of transition with quite a lot plants still hanging on. The New Zealand Spinach, a firm favourite, continues to cling on and the Berlotti Beans are still growing very strongly as...

Record breaking weekly harvest

We do a harvest for friends and family on Tuesday and today was the best yet, so it seemed a good opportunity to show what’s growing in mid autumn. In order to always have plenty for ourselves in the lean months we always have a big surplus in the bountiful...

October Allotment Tour (Steve’s Plot)

It’s been a super busy month here in a not so sunny Lytham St Annes in Lancashire, but we’ve managed to take advantage of every good day and got a lot done. The main job has been building a second hot bed, which will go into service in early February,...

Making a Hot Bed from Start to Finish

One of my passions is growing food all year round, I especially like to grow and eat a huge salad of leafy greens every day of the year. Using hot beds makes this much easier and it just makes February and March on the allotment more fun. There are lots...