Steve's Seaside Life Blog

What I’m Sowing and Growing in January

I love writing these monthly reviews, although January is perhaps the most boring of them, because everything slows down to a crawl. This year though it’s a much more exciting month because grow lights are allowing me to squeeze in additional harvests in lots of my beds and especially the...

Allotment Diary (December – Week 2)

As predicted it’s been a very quite week on the allotment, I’ve visited only a few times. Apart from harvesting I spent a few minutes weeding, aired some of the beds, watered the under-cover brassicas and spinach and that’s about it. The only sowing I did was micro-greens and to...

Allotment Diary (November – Week 4)

It’s been another very light week on the allotments, although I’m still finding the odd jobs to do. This week the main accomplishment was cutting back the asparagus bed and covering it with a thick layer of home made compost. I’ve also done a little weeding in the garden and...

Allotment Diary (November – Week 3)

We’ve just past the ‘£11,000 harvested and processed’ milestone for the allotments this week and even though we intentionally switched a lot of production to lower value staple products, we’ve still exceeded our £40/m2 tally for last year. Next year I’m doing a lot more creative interplanting, so I think...