Steve's Seaside Life Blog

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,...

Allotment Diary (May – Week 4)

If you received this via email click here to get all of the images and videos! Allotment Finances We’ve harvested a total of £2,983 of fruit and veg this year, so we will definitely make the £3,000 mark before summer starts.  That’s twice what we harvested last year, which confirms...

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...

Allotment Diary (May – Week 3)

If you received this via email click here to get all of the images and videos! Allotment Finances We’ve harvested a total of £2,780 of fruit and veg this year. We’ve spent a total of £672 this year, mostly one time investments. What we’ve harvested and eaten We harvested a...

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...

Planting squash and sowing beans

I’m almost there, fully planted that is, a fantastic milestone that I’ve worked hard towards for the last few weeks and I now have only the tomatoes and cucumbers to do.  I always have new successions to plant of course, but that’s an hour a week. I love this time...