Author Archive: Steve

The Vegetable Growing Year: Jobs to do in July

July is generally one of the driest months of the year so most of your time will be spent watering. Generally, a good soaking every two-three days is better than a little bit of water every day. You can save yourself a lot of time and water by mulching with organic matter.


The Vegetable Growing Year: Jobs to do in June

The risk of frost will have passed and so if you’ve yet to plant out those tender plants, now is the time to do it. There is still plenty to do on the plot but with the extra daylight available, you should have plenty of time to get on top of things. (more…)

Steve’s Allotment Episode 8 – May’s Tour

It’s almost the end of May and the growing season is upon us. The plants in my cold frame are really coming on. The fruit cage has now got netting around it to stop the birds from eating the fruit. My peas were eaten by mice so I went to the garden centre and bought a few pots. My carrots are coming up nicely although a few went to seed. And finally my onions are doing fantastic.