July Farm News

After being so warm and dry very early on in the year, the last six weeks have been unseasonably wet and cool. It is not ideal weather for strawberries – although we do still have plenty, you may need your wellies and waterproofs to go picking! The raspberries however are looking very good. Tayberries, gooseberries, redcurrants and blackcurrants are also ready now.

Vegetable crops are growing well but its proving quite difficult to carry out tractor related work because the ground is so wet. This is delaying planting of the crops to harvest later on in the year like Tundra cabbage and cauliflowers. Our pumpkins and squashes love the warm weather, so they are not growing so well at the moment, hopefully they will catch up when we finally have a sunny and warm spell. We are starting to cut the cabbages and cauliflowers ready for harvest.