Steve's Seaside Life Blog

Allotment Diary (March – Week 2)

We’ve had a lot of rain this week, which has frustrated many, but suited me just fine. Since the allotment is now fully planted my main issue is actually water and I’d used nearly 600 litres last week, rehydrating the beds after winter. The heavy rain has now topped up...

Allotment Diary (March – Week 1)

I’ve just watched a video of the allotments at this time last year and it’s quite enlightening to see the differences. By far the biggest difference is that this year we now have no kalettes left on the allotment, whereas last year we still had about 4 plants. Kalettes give...

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...