It’s the autumn and most people think it is really harvesting time and all the harvest festivals that go on in the area. But Go Local Food has to keep working to provide winter crops shares despite it being the many people think it being the end of the growing year.
Chard, pak choi, kale, lettuce are either inside the poly tunnels or outside in the fields if the weather allows. Mind there was a soaking wet day on Wednesday this week that drove everyone into the poly tunnels. The tomatoes have been told that they have come to the end of their time in the poly tunnels and must give up their space to winter production. As well as lifting and storing of potatoes and onions. Crop shares continue throughout the winter except for a couple of weeks at the start of the New Year where there is genuine time off.
Of course there are things like the big tidy up of the herb tubs for the winter so that there is preparation for next year’s growing season. What already? Of course – there is no such thing as the end of growing even if it’s only the planning and preparation for another year.