Welcome to the website of Diss Community Farm, we are a community group based in and around Diss who have come together to produce food collaboratively in an ethical and sustainable way.
We have a field in Winfarthing, together with three polytunnels; where we meet to work weekly, including harvesting whatever is ready. Whoever is working that day takes home a box of freshly harvested vegetables.
See the About us and How to join page for more information.
A superb day to be carrying out autumnal jobs, including planting garlic and cleaning the plastic covering the polytunnels.
The compost bins need constant attention to ensure quality compost.
New members joining us brought an added bonus; a load of cardboard to help create additional no-dig beds and the paths between them.
Apologies to members not-mentioned who keep up with the weeding and those moving manure.
Raspberries are still being picked and added to the broccoli, chard, carrots, swedes, parsnips, borlotti beans, cauliflower, squash, etc in the take-home boxes.
Some days now there’s a crispness in the air. More of the veg patches are being rotovated, manured and covered.
Although less to take home, there’s a fair quantity of mixed veg plus some raspberries.
Many veg are maturing for picking in the next few weeks and there are still patches of colour from nasturtiums and phacelia.
Another productive day.
Autumnal activities include the removal of the climbing beans and weeding and manuring patches, and the year-round job of maintaining the compost bins.
And, produce picking – raspberries, carrots, beetroot, basil, leeks, runner beans, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet peppers and tomatoes.
In addition to our “take home” boxes today, we prepared one for an “Auction of Promises” to be held this Saturday, in aid of the preservation of our local church, St Mary’s.
At the end of a morning’s work, it was good to see all produce, and more, crossed off the “to harvest” list.
The climbing beans continue to flower, so here’s hoping for late pickings.
SARPO MIRA POTATOES
Doing a catchup, with photos from a couple of weeks ago, plus one of our overflowing take-home boxes two days ago.
So, under cover and outside, crops continue to produce well.
The weather has changed. It’s still warm, not hot and we have rain. Today, 16th August, the rain held off until we had finished our coffee break.
After weeks of dry weather, gardening in the rain is a novelty, ‘though maybe not quite the amount of precipitation we had today. However, jobs need doing and produce picked.