Ann's Farm Journal
Keep up with all of our updates from the farm including what’s new in season!
A New Season
Bob and I would like to thank you for your continued support. We hope you are all safe and well and finding many ways to occupy your days. It would seem that you, our lovely customers, are experimenting with the bags of organic vegetables you are receiving…..some tasty menus being heard about. You will be glad to see that we have more pork for you….yes Sausages and other joints are back! Bacon is still curing, so a few more weeks for your bacon butties and ham and new potatoes.
The construction of the next two polytunnels is underway. We are delighted with this as we seem to be running out of space for the next season seedlings. The winter brassicas are nearly all finished. The new season of Spring Onions, Red Onions, Leeks, Potatoes, Carrots, Beetroot, Artichokes for instance have all been sown or planted out. The flowering vegetables are ready, or nearly ready, to be planted out. The Courgettes are now in the polytunnels and in the outside growing area. (That makes it feel like summertime, how exciting). The Tomatoes and Aubergines are being potted on in the greenhouse and the Cucumbers and Peppers are growing nicely. The summer brassicas are all exploding in the greenhouses. Salad Onions are ready for harvest and the abundance of leaves are also being harvested. Our Celery is amazing. Thankfully, the season has moved on it is a lot warmer and things are growing really well. Time is passing. We are having amazing sunsets as well, photo above is of our house.
One of my favourite areas of our farm – the herb garden – is flourishing. Ready now are Chives, French Sorrel, Coriander, Lovage, Burnet and Camomile. Nearly ready are Mint, Fennel, Oregano, Thyme and Sage. Plus we have new herbs this year – Garlic Chives and Red Veined Sorrel. The customers favourite of Green and Purple Basil will be a while yet, but, they are on the way.
We are delighted to say that our ‘no-dig’ approach does work. The number of weeds we have is minimal. This is great news for the plants but also our time management, not forgetting our backs! The number of seedlings we have to plant out has, obviously, grown as our customer base has increased. So, having more time allows us an advantage, we use this time to plant out and care for them during the growing time.