This week we planted the first spring crops of 2015. Following two fine dry weeks in which we did a fair amount of muck spreading and cultivating with the horses, the potato area was finally ready for planting and on Tuesday we managed to plant all 31 rows of spuds. All in all just over 3km! The horses then ridged them in over Tuesday and Wednesday.
We also managed to get in the first Broad Bean sowing while the ground was still dry enough. The variety is an early called Elanora Express and will grow on quickly over the spring until the tender shoots will be ridged-up with the horses in mid May. They will then fatten up throughout June before being harvested for the first boxes in July.
This week also sees the launch of our new membership campaign. We are keen to hear from any residents of Chagford, Gidleigh Throwleigh, Drewsteignton, Moretonhampstead or Lustleigh who would be interested in trying one of our veg shares for the coming season. New subscriptions begin on 1st April and cost £42.66 a month for a small box, £55 a month for a large or £30 a month for a veg-bag.
Please contact us if you would like more information.