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Posted on Thursday, 26 June, 2014 - 01:00
Having raved about the ‘birth’ of our lovely potatoes last week I now have to write about the other side of the story.  I have not had a year when we avoided late blight of potato and this year is no exception.  We have begun to see the fir...
News Letter
Posted on Thursday, 19 June, 2014 - 01:00
Lifting the first new potatoes of the season is a pleasure we all should experience.  The immature potato nuggets tumble over the harvester, clinging by their umbilical cord to the vibrant mother plant and lie on the ground sometimes partly cove...
News Letter
Posted on Thursday, 5 June, 2014 - 01:00
We have had a challenging week trying to make progress with sowing, planting and weeding in the field while dodging the showers.  Once again our light quick drying soil has given us a fighting chance whereas a heavier soil would have left us sit...
Event
Farm Walk at Stowey Rocks
Posted on Thursday, 22 May, 2014 - 01:00
It feels like it’s time for another farm walk.  Saturday 7 June looks set fair and I’m sure that the state of the fields will surprise those of you that came in April.
News Letter
Posted on Thursday, 22 May, 2014 - 01:00
There is a short period in April when, as a vegetable grower, you feel on top of things and everything looks rosy.  This moment of calm, self gratification is very quickly overtaken by a sense of panic once the soil begins to warm up a bit more...
News Letter
Posted on Thursday, 15 May, 2014 - 19:57
A week is a very long time on the farm in spring.  At least that’s how it felt as I surveyed the amazing growth put on by the carrots, beetroot and salad onion in the polytunnel and the sheer abundance of cow parsley that fringed the lanes, afte...
News Letter
Posted on Thursday, 1 May, 2014 - 01:00
They say you should plant your onions before the end of April or face a yield penalty and so I’m pleased to say that the last one of 150,000 went into the ground at about 6.45 this evening, while we are still eating the remnants of last year’s c...
News Letter
Posted on Thursday, 24 April, 2014 - 01:00
Those of you that get to see Dan as he delivers and who know stuff about vans will have noticed that the van has changed.  The cam belt snapped on the last one, rendering it of scrap value and suddenly presenting us with an unexpected bill....
News Letter
Posted on Thursday, 17 April, 2014 - 01:00
I have been wondering how our bumblebees have faired during the wet weather (remember the wet weather?).  Living at ground level during a wet winter like the one we’ve just had can’t be much fun.  Thankfully our autumn sown broad beans, whi...
News Letter
Posted on Thursday, 10 April, 2014 - 01:00
I have mixed feelings about butterflies and moths because of their potential for damage to our crops.  I was very grateful for the low infestations of leek moth, which we saw in 2013 but at the same time, as organic growers, we work to preserve...

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