|Andy planting garlic in the polytunnel.|
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
After harvesting a wonderful amount of gorgeous tomatoes over the summer, we've now begun pulling out the spent vines and replacing them with winter crops. We had three successional sowings of tomatoes, and the first two are already out and in the compost (along with their jute twines) - the third batch still has a few tomatoes to ripen on them.
On Sunday and Monday we finished tidying the tunnel, then laid greenwaste compost 3cm thick to create seven beds, which on Tuesday we planted with green sprouting calabrese, komatsuna (Chinese spinach), kohl rabi, coriander, chervil, and headed lettuces - photos to follow.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
For the second year running we also supplied a small team of volunteers to help plant the planters on the edge of town.
St Just achieved another excellent Gold Cup in the 2500-5499 population section. The Commercial Hotel won "Best Floral Pub" as well as a Gold Award in the "Business, Tourism and Leisure" section. Eight other projects in St Just also achieved "outstanding" in the It's Your Neighbourhood section, so a great achievement all round - well done to all.
|Part of our expanding awards wall in the farm shop.|
We are often asked to provide a veg box as a raffle prize for good local causes, and we are always happy to oblige - this one went to raise money to repair the St Just Anglican Church roof.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Jane (a tattoo artist from Los Angeles) and Alice (from Brittany) came to the ends of their volunteering stays with us on Thursday and Friday just gone. We'd like to thank them for all their help.
|Jane removing the first line of spent tomato vines (we planted Chinese leaves and pak choi for winter).|
|Alice planting overwintering onion sets, along with Sue.|