April

Monday 10th May 2010

There are not many years when Devon farmers are looking for rain by mid April, but after an extraordinarily dry and bright month, with predominantly drying North and East winds, a bit of the damp stuff would be very welcome. The crops are hanging on and mostly looking well but you know that a few damp days would really make... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Although it feels like June, we are still in April and, unusually for this time of year, are hoping for rain. Water is becoming an issue for us and if we don... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Each month we will offer, what we think is an exciting range of fresh seasonal extras as well as a whole host of organic goodies, many of which are produced in Yorkshire. Here are a few of the products available this month: Widen your fruit and vegetable experience In addition to your vegetable box, you can top up your order with a... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

At last we... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Hello again. Rob is still on walkabout so you... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

I hope that you all had a thoroughly enjoyable Easter weekend. I suspect that homes all over the region are a little like mine at the moment with the last remaining shards of Easter egg scrunched up in their foil wrappers waiting for the second assault. For now the mild nausea caused by Sunday... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Hello all. Rob... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

When the sun starts shining and the days begin to warm and lengthen, it is understandable for people to think that we should be starting to see lots of fruits and vegetables harvested on the farm. In reality the end of April, May and the first part of June are the times that we have to rely on imports the... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

We have had some welcome rain; enough to germinate the waiting seeds but not enough to significantly replenish soil reserves. The first onions sets emerged amongst a mat of weeds. Faced with a potentially horrendous weeding task, we took the decision to flame weed. This involves a quick blast from a tractor mounted flame weeder, which bursts the cells of... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Our early plantings of lettuce, cabbage and spinach are all thriving under their crop covers, busily sending out new roots and leaves and soaking up the rays. The covers work particularly well on our early, south facing slopes where, on those bright but cool days, it can feel almost tropical if you crawl under amongst the plants. Packaging I am anticipating a... continued