May 2015 news from The Farm

AsparagusOur first asparagus was ready on St. Georges Day, although this colder weather is now slowing it down a little.

Strawberries are growing well and we hope to start picking at the start of June. The Pick Your Own probably won’t be open until later on in the month of June. Keep an eye on our website for updates.

The overnight frosts are damaging some of the strawberry blossom so this particular crop won’t be producing fruit until a little bit later on in the season. The gooseberries don’t seem to have been affected.

The lack of rainfall is starting to cause some problems for newly established crops so we are starting irrigation especially with the new strawberry and asparagus plants. We may have to think about watering all of our crops if this lack of rainfall continues.

We have just made a start on the second planting of cauliflowers, cabbage and broccoli. The onions that were planted in March have started to come through and will also benefit from some water soon.

All the potatoes have been now been planted and the first crop of carrots have also gone in.

Table top strawberries are growing well and we will be planting two lots of 60 day Sonato Strawberries which will be ready to pick 60 days after we have planted them.

We will be sowing the pumpkin seeds early this month, ready for a week long Pick You Own Pumpkins in October.

New for this year we will be planting a maize maze which should be ready in the middle of July.