Overdue Update

I haven’t posted in about 5 weeks so there is much to update on. I just started selling my first produce this week, just lettuce and spring onions at the moment, with new potatoes, cabbage and broccoli coming into maturity in the next few weeks.

The new potatoes are well up and doing well, this picture is looking down a row of Duke of York.

The cabbage (Greyhound) is looking very healthy and should be ready for cutting in two weeks.

The first broccoli (Kabuki F1) seen here to the right of the cabbage is about 2-3 weeks from maturity. There has been a little bit of catterpillar damage so far but nothing major. I’ll start using a caterpillar predator called Bacillus Thurengiensis in the next week or so.

This is a row of mixed salad leaves with a row of butterheads to the left.

Little Gem, a cos lettuce.

Multiplanted spring onions.

The multiplanted blulb onions are also doing well. Weeds tend to congregate close to the base of the onions as this is the trickiest to weed with a hoe, this means tedious hand weeding.

The brussels sprouts (Wellington F1) are also looking extremely healthy. There’s about 160 in this bed for selling around Christmas.


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    peggy said,

    Your row of salad leaves is stunning in colour and size! We have just started pulling our bunch sown spring onions and it was a great idea, thanks. Where are you selling your produce, is it a farmer’s market.You have really planned very far ahead which I suppose you have to do to have fresh veg for sale all the year round.

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      blackvillage said,

      I’m selling at one farmer’s market at the moment and will hopefully be starting at another in two weeks time, I’ve also started selling to a local cafe. Happy to hear that multiplanting the spring onions worked well for you, I just started lifting my first bulb onions for sale this week, they’re a good size despite it only being early July!

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    pat said,

    Looks great,The field looks really full compared to your earlier postings.

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