Harvest!

Green is the colour of plenty.

Our vast veg plot – the Batty Langley garden – has been really well tended this year and all the hard work is paying off.

This year’s newly planted Globe Artichokes are fattening up, the Courgettes and Squashes are plump green and growing gold (could be another good Pumpkin year), the first early Potatoes are lifted and the maincrop are coming soon.

The Runner Beans and the yummy Dwarf French Beans are being harvested and will be on sale in the shop over the next couple of weeks.

The Leeks and Cabbages are coming on, but the Cardoons and Jerusalem artichokes have a way to go yet.

globe artichokesThis year we have started planting the site with some older, period varieties and – to save our volunteers from overdoing it – concentrating on veg. that produces good ground cover… hey, we have 10 acres of weeding and trimming to do – some shortcuts are worth it!

Unfortunately the heady fragrance of the sweet peas are now finished, but I just love the multitude of tasty greenness in this area.

Make sure these lovely crops don’t go to waste; they are all affordable and super fresh from our shop – (free entry to the shop).

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