Crop Share and Field News (Week ending 16 June)

This week's crop shareThis week’s crop share will be
New potatoes, green onions, lettuce, baby broad beans, radish and cucumber.

We’re still in the Hungry Gap before the abundance of summer, but there are all the hopeful signs that this will soon be behind us. The first  courgettes have been planted in the polytunnels  and the tiny fruits are just appearing.  Beware though… turn your back on them for too long and they turn into giants!

Courgette plant with very small fruit growingOut on the field we continue to make sure we’ll be well fed during the winter, and the leeks are being planted using corn-starch membranes to keep the weeds down. Approximately 750 have been planted so far but there’s hundreds more to go!

Rows of newly planted leeks