Steve's Seaside Life Blog

Allotment Diary (May 2020 – Week 1)

Overview of the week No records this week, but a very respectable harvest.  It’s been a tough week though, I’ve not been sleeping too well because I’ve hurt my knee and my back, so I can’t get comfortable.  Both injuries are very minor, brought on by a little too much...

What I’m Sowing and Growing in May

For an overview of everything that I’m sowing for the whole year, please take a look at my month-by-month sowing guide. April has had it’s ups and downs, that’s for sure!  Set aside Covid 19 and the associated lockdown, the biggest challenge has been blazing hot sun during the day...

Allotment Diary (April 2020 – Week 4)

Overview of the week Well we broke all records today, harvesting more in a single day than ever before and more in a week too, when you exclude bulk harvests (garlic, onions, beets etc).  That’s quite a feat mid-way through the hungry gap and I’m chuffed to bits.  My strategy...

Allotment Diary (April 2020 – Week 3)

Overview of the week It’s been another week dominated by growing food and there’s been plenty of variety, good progress, a surprising hard frost and a dip in motivation levels.  The weather has been excellent, very sunny, maybe too sunny but cold at night.   Fortunately I am now getting...

What I’m sowing and growing in April

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, but April is still critical.  It’s the month when I get to re-sow things that failed in March! (kalettes) and the month...

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,...