July 2015 News From The Farm

Strawberry punnetsPick your own is in full swing with most crops available. The strawberry varieties this year include – Christine, Eros, Pegasus, Fenella, Florence and Malwina.

The season started on time this year, we did think with all the variants of weather we have been having recently it may have been a little late. We hope to be still picking strawberries until early August this year due to the late variety of plant called Malwina.

The raspberry crop is growing well but will need some rain or irrigation to help release their full potential.

Other crops which will be available from the Farm Shop are Spring, Summer and Savoy cabbages and broccoli. Cauliflowers should also be ready sometime this month.

The potato crop is looking good and will probably be ready mid August. Onions and carrots are also growing well and should be ready to harvest September time.

Jobs around the farm are shifting from planting crops to harvesting them.

Our new Maize Maze is growing well and we hope to open it at the end of this month. It is the first time we have grown one, so have made it fairly easy so the little ones can enjoy it.