Newsletter 25th April

On the farm
While there are reports of drought already in some parts of the country, we have only just got on our ground with the tractor, due to it being rather wet under tyre! Anyway, the ground is now prepped for tattie planting, which will happen in the next few days. We will also be sowing carrots, parsnips and beetroots in 100m long drills outside. These will be the first of three sowings we will make up to the end of May.

Last week we had a major sowing effort in our nursery tunnel, and now have the majority of our brassicas sown for this season. They will grow in the nursery tunnel for a few weeks, and then be planted out into the field at the end of May through to the beginning of July. The nursery tunnel is now bursting at the seams!

This weeks’ potatoes
This weeks’ potatoes are Lady Balfour, a great all-rounder in the kitchen. These are a tasty late-season potato named after Lady Eve Balfour who was one of the founding members of the Soil Association in 1946.