Author: Steve Richards

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 4)

Overview of the week Well what a week it’s been, we’ve gone from relative normality to near lockdown, at least we still have freedom of movement, we can visit allotments and we can in theory go shopping, although there’s very little there for us to buy. We are however fine,...

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,...

Allotment Diary (March 2020 – Week 2)

Overview of the week I’ve been in the local area all week since I’m not allowed to do anything strenuous like riding my bike, hiking or otherwise taxing my tendons.  That said it’s been a wonderful week.  The weather’s been very kind to me and I’ve slowly worked my way...

Allotment Diary (March 2020 – week 1)

Overview of the week It’s been another week of high winds and rain and the chard and field beans have been suffering quite a slow down of growth, so for the first time this year they’ve been given a harvest holiday to recover!  I’m also in recovery mode, although in...

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...

Allotment Diary (February 2020 – Week 4)

Overview of the week I’ve continued to be over tired this week, so I’ve been mostly at home in St Annes, but that’s given me the opportunity to sow seeds and do some potting on.   Fortunately I’ve not missed much by being at home because the weather has been...