With the last frost gone and the nursery full of spring sowings of basil, cucumber, zucchini, tomatoes and more, we look forward to a change in the rhythm and colour of the farm. We will be applying our biodynamic preparations prior to tilling the land and getting our first sector of beds ready to receive a good helping of compost prior to planting.
This is an exciting time of year for the farm, coming out of a slumber as the soil begins to warm we are able to grow a much wider variety of crops and flowers. This year we will also have many more strawberries. We will avoid the temptation of picking our recently planted asparagus crowns and let them establish themselves for next year.
Recently we took part in a six-week work experience program for several of our clients with disabilities. The clients, supported by volunteers from overseas, spent two days per week involved with various aspects of the farm. Activities ranged from preparing ground, planting, weeding, propagation and general maintenance.
We are currently harvesting beetroot, carrot, chard, coriander, fennel, grapefruit, kale, leeks, lettuce, orange, pak choi, parsley, radish, rocket and salad mix.
Do not forgot to come along to the farm tour at 11am on the day of the Spring Fair (8 September) for a wander around the garden and a chat about our ethos, growing methods and the tools we use. You will also be able to see our revamped farm shop with its extended range of organic and biodynamic produce and groceries.