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Posted on Saturday, 30 May, 2020 - 14:15
As we look forward to our homegrown cherry tomatoes, once again I read that we have set a new weather record as the warmest/driest May on record comes to a very hot end. Although the lack of rain helps to manage the weeds we find ourselves in the...
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Posted on Monday, 30 March, 2020 - 07:14
Thank you for your custom and support over the years and during these extraordinary times. Regretfully, from April 18th we are no longer able to offer bespoke orders.  As you can imagine, there has been a huge increase in demand for home d...
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Posted on Tuesday, 24 March, 2020 - 07:15
As you might imagine we are experiencing unprecedented demand for vegetables. We have taken on extra staff increased hours and are working literally night and day to attend to the orders.  As some things are in short supply we have simplified...
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#zeroplastic #plasticfree #sustainable #saveourplanet
Posted on Sunday, 25 November, 2018 - 17:59
After many months of searching we are pleased to announce that we have sourced a fully compostable (plastic free) bag which we can use to pack leafy produce.  Our bags are made using GMO-free starch from thistles, and will break down fully in a...
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Posted on Monday, 20 August, 2018 - 17:56
It's hard to tell but the lazy weeding crew weeding beetroot a month or so ago were baking in temperatures approaching 29 C.  With the recent rain I'm always amazed how quickly the daily angst of the drought drifts from my memory and leaves me...
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Cauliflower and purple sprouting in Far Bank 3 months later
Posted on Saturday, 21 October, 2017 - 10:29
I've not written a word since July when we had just started planting in Far Bank.  The 'leap of faith', as I described it at the time, has paid off and we have 5 acres of some of the best brassica plants I have seen.  We lost some plants to...
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Planting cauliflower in Far Bank at Stowey Rocks on the Quantocks, Somerset
Posted on Saturday, 15 July, 2017 - 11:02
Yesterday we once again ventured into Far Bank at Stowey Rocks Farm planting cauliflowers.  This field does not have a happy history with us, being the site of acres of plant losses due to wireworm in 2009, 2011 and the deluge of 2012.  Wit...
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Organic farming benefits opportunist wild plants
Posted on Tuesday, 21 February, 2017 - 12:30
Many traditional arable weeds and wild flowers have seriously declined in Somerset since a plant survey done 20 years ago, but happily there are still plenty to be found here at Stowey Rocks Farm. We have three Dead-nettles: Red Dead-nettle, Cut-leav...
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Posted on Thursday, 9 February, 2017 - 12:03
So who thinks big carrots are tough? Well, this old myth, along with 'baby carrots are sweeter' is an idea that we come up against from time to time, usually while chatting to customers in the farm shop. Big carrots are just as crunchy, sweet and del...
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Posted on Wednesday, 16 November, 2016 - 21:12
We lifted beetroot for most of this afternoon. Having tried a number of mechanical harvesting methods we resorted once again to harvesting by hand. To do this we kneel within the rows of plants, lifting each beetroot by hand, snapping off the shoots...