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February / March News
Thankfully, the weather finally calmed down a bit in the second half of February, great to have some dry and sunny days. Apart from a week at the start of December it’s been too wet to do any field cultivations since the Autumn and we have a fair bit of catching up to do. As soon as the ground conditions allow, we’ll be
muck-spreading, ploughing, rotovating and planting early spuds, onion sets and broad beans. Meanwhile our seeding glasshouse is filling up with baby plants.
We did manage to scrabble a few more potatoes out of the ground in February, mainly red ‘Sarpo Mira’ and needless to say, they came out a bit
muddy. There are still some ‘Valor’ in the ground and it looks like being a dry week, so hopefully we’ll get them out too. The ‘Sarpo Mira’ potato has been bred
by the Sarvari Trust in Wales as a blight resistant, low carbon potato. Its vigorous foliage soon smothers weeds, so less fuel used in weed control and
Tubers can be stored at ambient or moderate temperatures as natural dormancy is long, so less wastage during storage, and less energy used for cold-storage. It is a
red-skinned, dry potato, so ideal for mash and roasties.
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.