Hungry Gap

It's March. Spring is in the air. New season crops are around the corner?

Well not exactly. 

We are in fact coming to a period of time known as the hungry gap when UK produce begins to dwindle and we rely on stored and imported crops.  I'm not sure anyone told Boris Johnson about this. Uk production is from protected crops, that is, polytunnels and glasshouses but in the field the hungry gap extends into late June.

We work hard to have as much homegrown veg as possible during the hungry gap and harvest something from the field every week of the year.

The picture is of an over winter cover crop of vetch, used to protect the soil, fix nitrogen and build organic matter, prior to spring planting