We’re continuously putting in the hours to renovate and transform this plot into a paradise of a garden that is sustainable and encourages diversity that will aid a healthy ecosystem. In our blog we will be talking about various projects we’re up to on the land.
Our completely new environment which allows use to grow a whole new load of crops! We’re documenting the transformations through the seasons and sharing our progress on the blog!
The Old Greenhouse now an Edible Garden
Situated in one of the very old commercial greenhouses that once was used to grow bedding plants on mass, but has been transformed over the last ten years into an incredible, diverse garden that produces so much food! Although it is missing large amounts of glass, it still has its own micro climate that keeps the majority of harsh weather out.
Creating the Ultimate Compost
Turning waste into valuable compost is an ongoing project and will help us to fertilise the land. We’re doing the research on fertile compost and what plants really need to thrive and survive. But, we are taking it to the next level by creating our own elements!
The Annual Spring Plant Sale
The May Day Fayre is our busiest time of the year! Every spring we rent a stall at the May bank holiday fete where we sell a variety of plants that are grown from seed and hardened off in the great British weather. Sharon’s been running this show for a decade now!
2020 has been another year of learning and also the year we finally decided to introduce Ducks and Chickens to the land, as well as expanding our skills and learning how to become beekeepers!
We’ll be sharing some of our recent experiences on the blog soon including creating a bee friendly garden from scratch, ready for our first hive, constructing various animal housing and doing what the internet said not to do.. incubating chickens and ducks together!
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- Polytunnel Progress: Building a Heated Seed BedGoing into 2020 we decided that a heated seed bed inside the polytunnel would be amazing for starting seeds early in the year without having to sacrifice our indoor space! There are many plants that do not require such early start but we will be focusing on those such as Chilli Peppers and Sweet peppers … Continue reading Polytunnel Progress: Building a Heated Seed Bed
- Growing Dahlias from Seed and overwintering tubersOne of our latest plant obsessions is the Dahlia, since growing them from seed and realising just how easy it is to get many years out of these lovely plants. I first attempted these many years ago, with a tray of seed under my living room radiator. It was so successful it led me to … Continue reading Growing Dahlias from Seed and overwintering tubers
- 2019 Growing: Chilli and Sweet Pepper ReviewT’was a hot summer here in the south of England, and our first with the new polytunnel We couldn’t wait to see how our chilli peppers would grow in comparison to previous years being grown in the ground in the old greenhouse. This year we grew chillies in there, as well as in pots, and … Continue reading 2019 Growing: Chilli and Sweet Pepper Review
- First Summer in the Polytunnel2019 is our first summer having the Polytunnel and we’re sharing our successes and failures that came along with it. We have absolutely loved it and couldn’t have hoped for better results when it comes to our growing goals. We did come across some challenges including Managing the Environment. But we also learnt that we’re able … Continue reading First Summer in the Polytunnel
- Growing Summer Hanging BasketsWe’re sharing our experience from start to finish including which plants we used, compost, fertiliser and a review of the whole process. Including failures!
- First Spring In the PolytunnelWe have been busy for the last couple of months growing our seedlings indoors and transferring them to the tunnel in preparation for various growing projects.
- First winter in the polytunnelIn summer 2018 we invested in two 22m long polytunnels which we use to over winter plants, start seedlings off and house young plants. Maintaining a constant temperature inside the tunnel is difficult as we currrently do not have any heating system in place. Ideas for next winter especially, we are considering an indoor compost … Continue reading First winter in the polytunnel