Six weeks later.

Our plants as well as weeds are growing well.


14th April 2023


Our compositors are producing an excellent product.

In one poly, parsley has overwintered, although now starting to go to seed; eggshells are being used to try and protect young cabbage plants from slugs and snails; broad beans are in flower, while lettuce, rocket and spinach seedlings are showing signs of progress.

Outdoors, strawberry plants are gradually producing leaves in our new, mypex covered beds, although recently purchased plants have had to be covered with enviromesh as the beautiful green leaves on half of the plants have proved too tempting to ? rabbits?

Onion sets and broad beans have been sown in newly rotovated beds.

Much weeding has been done beneath gooseberry and currant bushes and then manure applied.

Beetroot seeds have been sown, shallots planted, plus many other jobs.

19th January

Adding this a week later on the 26th, a much milder day (though there’s still a nip in the air) and with nine of us, we got a lot tackled.

Last week fewer of us turned out but we got some jobs done, even if it was bitterly cold, as can be seen in the photo of a repaired and repainted tyre for one of the wheelbarrows


November 10th

After good crops of fruit and veg, we are now into November and still taking home produce –

this week spring onions, lettuce, peppers, carrots, brussels sprouts, purple sprouting broccoli, spinach, chard, leeks and parsnips.

We normally grow shorter varieties of carrots. The one pictured here has really swelled out.

Thunder and rain

Well, thunder and torrential rain were forecast. Rain is so needed and what did we have?Two brief, light showers…

There were only five of us but we got quite a lot done and a lot harvested.

It was great to see bees pollinating, especially as I’ve seen so few this year. Wasps, too many!