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25th April

The rain forecast for today held off, allowing us to work in the dry, eg to sow carrot and parsnip seeds. It was decided to harvest the last of the leeks and important news – our first asparagus spears were … Continue reading

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Adding on to Gary’s notes and photos

The rotovation was speeded up, including inside one of the polytunnels and among other jobs a raspberry patch was weeded and brassica stems chopped up to aid decomposition.  

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It’s certainly spring but there are still some frosty overnight temperatures.

Raspberry canes have been cut down and, with the help of children (off-school as it’s the Easter holidays), new strings have been added for support, in anticipation of a good crop. Manure has been added to more patches and then … Continue reading

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Two weeks on

and there are plenty of salad leaves. More seedlings including spring cabbage, were added in the polytunnel, while outdoors the autumn planted garlic is growing well amongst the straw.

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Yesterday

We’ve had no frosts recently. Instead, warm temperatures for February, so weeding was possible outside, as well as in the polytunnel where salad leaves are ready; we’re just waiting until there are enough for us all to share. Compost continues … Continue reading

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Two weeks later

Autumn-fruiting raspberries waiting to be cut down next month, illustrate we had a frosty start. Wrap up warm and keep active. Some crops still in the ground, were uncovered to release pesky white fly that manage to sneak in/under the … Continue reading

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10th January 2019

The first working day this year at the farm. It’s good to see the garlic shoots appearing, although of course so are the weeds. Among other jobs, new no-dig beds are being prepared.  

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