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...

What I’m sowing and growing in April

For an overview of everything that I’m sowing for the whole year, please take a look at my month-by-month sowing guide. March is the most important sowing month, but April is still critical.  It’s the month when I get to re-sow things that failed in March! (kalettes) and the month...

What to sow, grow and share to fight COVID 19

Like many people I’ve been feeling a bit worried and helpless in the face of the unfolding spread of the corona virus and the resulting COVID 19 disease.  I decided that the best therapy would be to take some proactive action no matter how small. Debbie and decided that we...

Allotment Diary (March 2020 – Week 3)

Overview of the week It’s not been the best of weeks, the weather is still variable and I’m still suffering from the primary affects of an infection and the side effects of the treatment, but I’ve made the best of it and kept busy.  I’m particularly excited to have rationalised,...

What I’m Sowing in March

For an overview of everything that I’m sowing for the whole year, please take a look at my month-by-month sowing guide. March is the most important sowing month of the year for me, well at least until August when we so most of the winter crops.  Unlike August though there’s...