July 2016

News Letter
Posted on Tuesday, 19 July, 2016 - 17:32
Our vegetable losses from insect pests this year are on course to increase since we are now affected by an epidemic of diamondback moth. The source of the recent outbreak is thought to be Europe (moths are carried on the wind) but the pest is endemic...
News Letter
Posted on Tuesday, 19 July, 2016 - 17:30
Many of you will know of my love of the first potato. The very first are lifted with a garden fork as we sample, expectantly to check the progress of the tubers.  When they are ready we use a simple, single row machine which lifts the plants and...
Blog Post
Posted on Tuesday, 19 July, 2016 - 14:54
I joined the growers for a couple of hours last Friday to have a go on our newest and (currently) most exciting bit of farm kit, the lazy weeder. The lazy weeder is much like a trailer of beds that gets dragged behind a slow moving tractor, with peop...