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Jan / Feb News
Martin has been busy ordering seeds, onion sets and seed potatoes for the new growing season, he needs something to get him through the dark days of January! He has favourite varieties for some crops, but is also trying new varieties all the time to get the best ones for our soil, climate and customers. Kale seed is in short supply this year, reflecting the growing popularity of this crop. The seed potatoes and onion sets will be arriving in February, and sowing seeds into trays inside our greenhouse is already well underway (a favourite job for a wet, cold day!). We’ve had a few frosts now, so the green, leafy crops are getting harder to find, as there is more weather-related damage, and of course, they’re not doing much growing at the moment.
And, as always at this time of year, the pigeons are getting hungry! We rely on a combination of covering vulnerable crops with crop covers, passive bird scares and ‘banger’ bird scarers to keep them off.
We grow organic vegetables for our box scheme customers in East Kent (Canterbury, Ashford, Whitstable, Faversham, Folkestone, Wye & more) ; Farmer's Market customers in Wye, Whitstable & London and we also supply shops and home delivery/box schemes in London.