Spring sowing May 2019

wide variety of squashIt’s the time of year to ensure that summer crops are sown in the poly tunnels to grow on ready to go out into the Go Local Food fields. Remember the display of squash last year? Well now is the time to plan for this year’s display.

  • Recently transplanted – 25 x 35 cells of lettuce
  • Recently sown – sweetcorn, squashes, beetroot, broad beans, summer savory, Chinese cabbage, several varieties of herbs

Ian our grower has been asked, why so many trays of lettuce? Well, we have 3 different types, iceberg, butterheads and cut and come again. We will also be planting half of each type in the polytunnels and half under cloches outside which will slow down ripening, which means spreading the harvest over several weeks.