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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...
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Carrot harvest for Bristol and Somerset veg boxes
Posted on Wednesday, 9 November, 2016 - 16:03
Recently we have been supplying over half a ton of carrots each week into Bristol and Somerset through our veg box deliveries and wholesale outlets. In fact we grow everything for our veg boxes here at Stowey Rocks Farm which is an important part of...
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Posted on Tuesday, 27 September, 2016 - 13:31
This weekend saw Richard and Remke tying the knot, as Remke finally gave in and said ‘I do’. Hand sewn bunting, a homemade vegetable arch, a handcrafted wooden bar nestled in the trees, tables laden with wonderful organic food, Richard's outpouring o...
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Posted on Tuesday, 13 September, 2016 - 20:36
Thank you so much to everyone who came on our celebratory farm walk last Sunday. We really enjoyed having the chance to chat with so many of you, and were very moved by all the lovely comments we received. It’s given us a huge boost here, knowing tha...
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Posted on Tuesday, 16 August, 2016 - 14:10
With Richard finally taking a holiday this year (his first week long break in 15 years!), we’ve been left to man the fort and ensure there are no hiccups with our delivery service. He’s gone to sleep in a tent with Remke and their two small children...
Posted on Thursday, 11 August, 2016 - 16:41
This year marks Richard and Remke's 10th at Stowey Rocks Farm. We'll be hosting a veg-cake fuelled farm walk to celebrate, and we hope to see many of you there. The date for your diary is Sunday 11th September. We'd love to know how...
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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...
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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...