Saturday, February 15, 2020

Recent work on the farm

In between (and during!) being battered by storms wehave managed to get some things done:-
Lines of mange-tout and sugar snap peas planted in a polytunnel.

Kale for veg boxes harvested!

All our leeks for next winter sown.

Half the chicken field prepared ready to be this year's potato bed.

New area tidied to become a wheelbarrow parking shed.

Radishes sown in a polytunnel.

Tears in the fruit cage netting mended.

A third rat-proof chicken-feed store built.
The chicken sheds dragged 20m downhill onto new pasture.

Oriental greens (giant red mustard, vivid choi, komatsuna) planted in a polytunnel.

Aubergines, peppers, chillies, jalapenos, tomatillos, tomatoes, French beans, broad beans, salad, chervil, dill, fennel, cabbages, kales, spring greens sown.

Two shallot beds prepared and planted.
Hot bed prepared for the season, to bring on early crops.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Peat-free potting compost

We are now selling Petersfield professional-quality peat-free potting compost in the farm shop, priced at £8.70 per 40-litre sack.

Clem, Jun again, Riina and Louis

Jun, in the foreground in hi-vis, picking chard for veg boxes.
Clem, in front, and Riina, back left, helping to clean out a chicken shed.

Louis converting an old pig shed into a plant pot store.

Another four WWOOF volunteers have come and gone since I last updated this blog - Clemence from France, Jun from South Korea on his second visit, Riina from Japan, and Louis from France too. Many thanks and good luck to them all!