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Posted on Thursday, 3 April, 2014 - 01:00
Once again it turns out that my mum was right and we should all eat more vegetables.   No doubt you will have heard that research has suggested that 5-a-day should be replaced by 7-a-day. It took me a long time to heed my mum’s advice and,...
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Posted on Thursday, 27 March, 2014 - 00:00
It is now 6 months since we planted our spring greens.  I know that because they were planted on the day our Bess was born. Bess is quite little (petite I think is the word) and has only just doubled her birth weight, sadly, so are the greens, w...
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Posted on Thursday, 20 March, 2014 - 00:00
I am pleased to say that our potato ground is ploughed and drying off awaiting the seed potatoes.  Ploughed ground dries off more quickly because the surface area is increased.  I was ploughing on Friday afternoon in the fog and for half an...
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Posted on Thursday, 13 March, 2014 - 18:31
The wait is over!  The ground is drying and we have begun our primary cultivation. The office door has shrunk back to its normal size so that it opens with ease and the large puddle on the drive, which I have circumnavigated for months on the wa...
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Posted on Thursday, 6 March, 2014 - 12:27
Many of you will know that we are rapidly approaching the ‘hungry gap’.  This is a period when our winter crops are coming to an end and the new season crops are not yet ready.  April can be tricky but in fact May is the most difficult time...
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Posted on Thursday, 27 February, 2014 - 00:00
Keeping workers on the farm is a challenge; we generally see new faces every year.  While this has its attractions, especially in the faces of eager horticultural students in the summer, I don’t always relish the cycles of training that we have...
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Posted on Thursday, 20 February, 2014 - 00:00
As we cut spinach this morning I realised that we had cut some spinach every week since the end of May last year.  We have cut thousands of bags, with every leaf cut by hand.  It’s a testament to the very mild winter because spinach growth...
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Posted on Saturday, 1 February, 2014 - 00:00
The way the media is today you could be forgiven for thinking that important food issues, such as food miles and genetic modification, have been dealt with.  Forever seeking headlines, important issues move from the front to the back pages and s...
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Posted on Wednesday, 1 January, 2014 - 18:07
Let’s hope that the year has not started as it means to continue!  The Jet stream is lying to the south of the UK as it did in 2012, bringing that rather memorable deluge. The rain is beginning to influence our preparations for the coming season...

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