Author: Steve Richards

Allotment Diary (February – Week 4)

I think I will be starting this diary with “what a difference a week makes” fairly frequently now, but it’s so true. After months of hardly any change on the allotment, suddenly everything is growing, leafy quality is improving and the whole feel of the place is transformed, in fact...

Allotment Diary (February – Week 3)

What a difference a week makes. The wind direction changed to a southerly, the temperature rose and we enjoyed cloudy skies with a few sunny spells. Perfect planting weather and it needed to be, because I had quite a few seedlings desperate to be planted, but held back because of...

Allotment Diary (February – Week 2)

We’ve had beautiful blue skies and sunshine all week, but it’s been extremely cold and with the wind-chill it’s been around -10c for most of the week. Temperatures inside the polytunnel at night have been around -4 to -6c and so I’ve relied upon fleece to keep things growing, especially...

Buy me some seeds

After much debate, I’ve finally decided to offer users of my gardening apps, eBook, web site, diary and my youtubers the opportunity to support me via the site Buy Me a Coffee. Thanks so much for all of your support!

Allotment Diary (January – Week 5)

It’s been another cold and wet week, with only a few hours on the allotment to harvest. It’s not bothered me though because I’ve been busy decorating the bedrooms and that’s allowed me to make a dedicated – cool and dark – space for all of my seed packets. It’s...

Allotment Diary (January – Week 2)

We’ve had a very frost week and that’s put quite a check on growth, but we’ve still seen an uptick in our harvest volumes compared to last week and last year. I know from experience that even though I’m always concerned that I’m harvesting too much at this time of...