Welcome to the website of Diss Community Farm

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Welcome to the website of Diss Community Farm, we are a community group,                  based in and around Diss who have come together to produce food collaboratively in an ethical and sustainable way.

We have a field in Winfarthing, together with three polytunnels; where we meet to work weekly, including harvesting whatever is ready. Whoever is working that day takes home a box of freshly harvested vegetables. Very little money is involved.

See the About us and How to join page for more information.

Five weeks later

It’s nearing the cooler months, but much has been done over the past weeks.

Many hands make for quicker planting of garlic and onions.

Under cover, chilli peppers have been removed.

Freshly laid manure has been broken up.

Grass still requires occasional mowing,

and the box to take home continues to contain good produce.

 

 

The end of August

 

Covering the soil with Mypex certainly slows down weed growth, except through holes as seen here where thistles have found escape routes, but now have been removed and replaced with cabbage plants.

Working as a community, climbing beans were harvested from both sides of the frame supports and weeds added to the compost bins.

The celeriac is growing well.

Companion plants and bee-friendly flowers are adding colour, as are the bright tomatoes.

A week later

It’s good to see the leeks and climbing beans free of weeds, with flowers on the beans.

Red currants have ripened , plus some raspberries

added to take-home produce – broad beans, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, potatoes and strawberries.