Author: Steve Richards

Allotment Diary (September – Week 2)

How much time have I spent on the allotments? Most beds are cleared now and replanted, so there’s not much to do except establishing the new plants and harvesting, I’ve spent 6 hours in the allotment this week.  My main focus at the moment is enjoying the cooler weather, perfect...

What I’m Sowing and Growing in September

August, like July, has been a challenging month in the garden.  High winds, lots of rain and not much sun.  I even had to put cold-frame lids over new plantings of lettuce to protect them from the gales and hail!  It looks like everything has pulled through though, the squash...

What I’m Sowing and Growing in August

July has probably topped June in the crazy month awards, with a few days colder than February and then blazing hot a few days later followed by gales and heavy rain. The beans have suffered the most, only just starting to climb. The squash and brassicas (that survived cabbage root...