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16th November

I’ve had computer problems, so this is a catch-up. Mid-November and in preparation for the next year, mypex was removed, patches rotavated and the mypex replaced. Carrots were dug up, dying leaves of brassicas stripped and cleared, bean vines removed … Continue reading

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November 9th

In the polytunnels our salad crops look well established, while others are being transplanted to their final positions and peppers continue to ripen. Outdoors, the green manure looks very healthy, red kale is maturing, ground is manured in preparation for … Continue reading

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A month later

The beginning of November, the weather overcast but (shouldn’t speak too soon) it’s still mild, for various outside jobs including picking brussels sprouts, digging up carrots and elsewhere adding compost. Kalettes look ok (yet to be tasted), a few strawberry … Continue reading

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End of September at DCF

The weather couldn’t make up it’s mind, to rain or not to rain. But in a mild temperature many jobs were tackled, much picking done (see the take-home produce) and eventually the sun appeared.

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Two week’s later

and our take home boxes are still brimming, (‘though the grapes are from one of our members).

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Colour

It’s early September. Splashes of colour are dotted all over the site. Under cover in the polytunnels, tomato reds and marigold yellows. Outdoor colours include vivid reds of bean flowers, nasturtiums and bean pods, lilac/purple of kohlrabi, yellows and greens … Continue reading

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A week later.

In the cauliflower patch, a cauliflower was discovered… but what a size. Once the outer leaves were removed, the head weighed in at 3.3kg. Among the other veg harvested today were aubergines, again of ample proportions. Autumn fruiting raspberries need … Continue reading

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