Is very Buzy
Warm temperatures are here as well as the lingering frost and the tunnel is filling up quickly
We 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.
Growing for the annual Spring plant Sale
Growing Summer Hanging Baskets
Overwintered Plants including Cacti and Citrus Fruits are thriving in the polytunnel environment!
Perennial seeds sown directly in the tunnel in September give us strong and healthy plants the following Spring!
In March, vegetable seedlings are ready to go outside and to the greenhouse
New seeds that will be transplanted to the raised beds for a hot and humid summer
We will be growing a few different varieties of tomato again this year and using different growing methods and locations. We’ll be sharing the results on our blog later!
Two new raised beds in place ready for our First Summer in the Polytunnel!
We can’t wait to see how the polytunnel environment will create new growing opportunities. Many plants we have tried growing outside or in the greenhouse before that just didnt thrive, will be trialled inside.
We used the ‘Hugelkultur‘ method of stacking layers of logs and branches in the base of the bed which will decompose over the years and adding many microorganisms to the soil.
We will be giving all sorts of new plants a go in the polytunnel this year but we’re very excited about growing Moringa Tree!
Other fruits that we’re looking forward to growing in the new environment this year include Passionfruit, Melons, Sweet Potato and Hot Chillies!
Follow our blog to see how our new growing area within the tunnel progresses throughout the season. Sharing experiences of the oncoming challenges we will inevitably face including managing the new environment, and the micro climates within it.