Monthly Archive: January 2020

What I’m Sowing and Growing in February

For an overview of everything that I’m sowing for the whole year, please take a look at my month-by-month sowing guide. I don’t generally recommend sowing anything in January unless you have very specific circumstances, but February is different.  By the time – mid Feb planted – seedlings are breaking...

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 (January 2020 – Week 1)

Overview of the week Maybe it’s that new year spirit, but I’ve actually been motivated to spend quite a bit of time on the allotment this week, something like 8 hours in total, most of it was spent clearing up.  I’ve also planted my first batch of seeds!  We’ve also...

What I’m Sowing and Growing in January

I don’t generally recommend sowing anything in January.  It’s easy to germinate seedlings at home of course, but then you will find that it’s too warm and the light levels are too low, so you will get leggy seedlings.  If you move them to an unheated greenhouse, they will grow...