Steve's Seaside Life Blog

How to plan your fruit and veg garden with my new free tools

Last year I decided that planning my allotment on a spreadsheet wasn’t for me.  I’m a visual person and I found messing around with a spreadsheet was a real chore, I wanted to enjoy my planning.  I decided to use Airtable as the basis for a solution, I chose it...

Allotment Frequently Asked Questions

This document captures answers to the most common questions that I get about our allotments, what we grow and how we grow. Where are you? England North west Lytham St Annes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lytham_St_Annes The allotments are here: https://goo.gl/maps/3XBLthZwqp8AddHh7 Are you really by the seaside? The house is ½ a mile from...

All year round vegetable sowing and planting guide

This is the third draft of my guide to growing an abundance of vegetables all year round, especially in the so called Hungry Gap.  The “jobs for the month” sections have been expanded in this version and I have new photos! I’d love a bit of feedback on how useful it...

Allotment Diary (July 2020 – Week 3)

Overview of the week It’s been another wet and cloudy week with hardly a break in the clouds.  I’m pleased I have the grow lights which are allowing me to grow almost perfect plug plants.  I’ve been particularly impressed by the thick stems and strong roots on the seedlings, as...

Allotment Diary (July 2020 – Week 2)

Overview of the week The weather is very gradually improving again after the cold and windy few weeks we’ve just had which really set everything back quite a bit.  The beans and sweet corn are looking especially battered and the squash fruits are still tiny.  The polytunnel is however churning...