Author: Steve Richards

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 vegatables 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 (December – Week 3)

Overview of the week We’ve been away on holiday this week, visiting family for the first part of the week and then friends for the latter, so there’s been no activity on the allotments all week, just a single harvest.  What a harvest it’s been though, a really beautiful selection...

Allotment Diary (December – Week 1)

Overview of the week I spent half a day on the allotment this week, mostly planting and then two other visits for harvesting.  The big news though is that harvests are still strong, it’s been colder than usual, but I’ve managed to finish planting all of my spare plants.  In...