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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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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Posted on Friday, 4 April, 2014 - 01:00
The BBC brought Ottolenghi into their studios yesterday to advise on how to eat more veg.  His tip was to spice almost any vegetable up with his Harissa sauce or pesto. He also promoted what I would call sweating vegetables in a little oil inste...
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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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