Dry and hot like everyone else

blue skyDespite the amount of watering done by the crop shares, Ian our grower says that the weight of crops seem to be down by a third. The potatoes are small and light, the calabrese is smaller than expected and the tomatoes are suffering from heat and drought. Just three examples of how crops are being affected.

Despite this, the winter netted tunnel for the purple sprouting broccoli has been erected so that the crop can be planted out. It’s either that or the crop will die in the modules.

Such is the pressure of growing at the moment – not just at Go Local Food but for all farmers seeking to grow vegetable crops at the moment in the UK.