After a successful first outing to sing Cluck Old Hen with Shindig Cloggers at Morvah Pasty day, Bosavern Singers will start up again on Sunday September 9th 4-5.30 p.m at the farm.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
|Rowena labelling salad bags.|
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
|Jim collecting vegetables for Pendeen farmer's market.|
At the moment we are selling tomatoes, potatoes (both Charlotte and Pink Fir Apple), salads, mixed herbs, parsley, lemon verbena, fresh basil, potted herbs, cucumbers, courgettes, spinach, beetroot, purple turnips, peas, chard, green peppers, red chillies, free-range eggs, red onions and shallots. These are also available at the farm-gate stall, and through our weekly veg-box scheme.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
|Ebony and her piglets.|
Thursday, August 16, 2012
On July 26th we dug the couch-grass, dock and dandelion roots out of the winter brassica beds ready for planting. This was already one month later than last year, but then it's been another funny year this one. We covered the beds in thick black plastic (weighted down with plenty of tyres and rocks) for nine months beforehand, then rolled the plastic back and forked through the earth. Although not perfect, it was a vast improvement on preparing beds that hadn't been covered in that way, there being no surface weeds, and even some of the couch roots appeared to have died. We prepared 8 beds in one day, so about 6 times faster than if we'd not used black plastic. The seeds of corn spurrey do not get killed by this treatment however, and the beds still need regular hoeing.
These 8 beds were then treated with crushed limestone to raise the pH, left for 2 weeks, then planted - 5 beds of Brussels sprouts transplanted from an outdoor seedbed, one bed of winter cauliflowers raised in modules, and 2 beds of Red Winter kale transplanted from another outdoor seedbed. Sadly not a single purple sprouting broccoli seedling survived the slug onslaught that this wet "summer" has inflicted on us. Meaning we now have 11 beds of Red Winter kale - wonderful stuff, hope you like it too!
|Anne, Lea, Jim, Bryan and Rowena hard at work.|
|Anne, Jim, Rowena, Bryan, Will and Lea - getting there.|
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
After 6 weeks volunteering and living as a wwoofer on the community farm, Lea, from Switzerland, left to continue her travels on Sunday morning. We already miss her cooking! Many thanks for all your help, and safe travelling. Lea is on the right in the photograph posted two weeks ago.