Weekly update

Seasonal fruit and veg
The week commencing Monday 12th September we should have the following available:

  • Potatoes
  • Salad potatoes
  • Swede
  • Carrots
  • Beetroots
  • Tomatoes, mixed sizes and varieties (what ever is ready at the time)
  • White onions
  • Raspberries (weather depending)
  • Eating apples
  • Cooking apples

For quantities and prices please see our Seasonal page for more information.

On the farm
This week we’ve been getting more potatoes and onions up. We like to get all the potatoes out of the ground whilst the weather is still here for it! Then we’ll store the potatoes in the dark, which should keep them fine for several months to come.

This year our potatoes haven’t done well unfortunately. The weather was humid and warm earlier on which is the perfect growing condition for blight. Blight is a fungus that starts on the leaves of the plant and then works it’s way down to the potatoes in the ground. This causes them to rot away.

You can reduce the amount of blight or even prevent it by cutting off all the tops of the plants. This does however mean that once the tops have been cut off the potatoes will stop growing. So if you cut the tops too early the potatoes will be quite small, but if you wait too long they might rot.  It’s a catch 22! This year we cut the tops off really early and still got lots of blight! So we now haven’t got many potatoes and the ones we have are quite small.

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Some of our main crop potatoes.

The onions however have done really well. Some of them are huge! The picture with the 3 onions below shows how big 2 of them are. The onion most to the left is of average size.

Our eating apples and cooking apples are back in stock! I love them and always look forward having them again!