Category: Youtube

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 Growing and Sowing in July

June has been a crazy month, with a few days colder than February and then blazing hot a fews days later followed by gales and heavy rain. The beans have suffered the most, hardly climbing at all. Hopefully July will get things growing again, there’s not much I can do...

How I grow in containers

I don’t generally like to make ‘hot to’ videos, because everyone’s needs and circumstances are so different.  However sometimes I make a “how I do” video, and this is one of those.  I explain my philosophy about the use of containers in the polytunnel and greenhouse and show examples to...

What I’m sowing and growing in June

May has been a much more relaxed month than April,  sowing just a few seeds and a leisurely planting schedule.  Almost all of the summer planting is complete now, with about half of the autumn/winter brassica’s in too.  The focus now switches to preparing for an abundant winter and spring,...

My allotment journey in books and TV shows

This is just a quick video to introduce some of the books and TV shows that shaped my journey to self-sufficiency, or perhaps self-reliance.   The self-sufficiency dream that started when I was 13 isn’t realistic of course, but we have achieved it in some important, perhaps the most important...

My ‘amazing’ and free garden/allotment planning tools :- updated!

This video introduces a new update to my garden/allotment planning tools, designed for managing small scale fruit and veg production for fun.  I’ve created the tools myself, using a web based database application called Airtable.  Airtable also has applications for smartphones and tablets, with some limitations!  It’s these apps on...