As you and I well know, eating lots of fruit and vegetables is really good for you and the latest research backs this up. Have a look at this news report from the BBC: www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39057146. Other good news is that our polytunnels survived storm Doris. All we need now is longer, warmer days.
Meanwhile our spring sowing schedule continues with more sweet peppers as well as the long list from last week. If you have any particular favourites you would like us to grow, let us know. No promises though!
There is still time to make marmalade – preferably with superb organic oranges from Ave Maria farm in Seville: £3 per kg. If you would like some, let us know. As far as we know the poor growing conditions in southern Spain haven’t damaged orange production – at Ave Maria at least.
We also have British mushrooms, swedes, turnips, leeks, parsnips, celeriac, white and green cabbages, red and white onions, carrots, potatoes, beetroot and butternut squash. The potatoes are Ambo from west Cumbria.
And there is still some harvesting to be done in our polytunnels. We are picking pak choi, chervil, miner’s lettuce, cavolo nero and a variety of Oriental leaves. The juicing apples are finished for this season.
BONUS CHERVIL: A small bag of fresh leaves for 50p.
BONUS MINER’S LETTUCE: 75p per bag.
GENERAL BONUS BAG: Choose any item we supply (fruit or veg) and as long as supplies allow, we’ll bring you a bag of it weighing more than you would normally get for the price. £2 a bag. As long as we have the produce, you can have as many General Bonus Bags as you like.