Fletching Glasshouses

One of the delights of social media is that it’s quite easy to incorporate information from one place into another. Our vegetable production arm has its own web site which is all about Organic Vegetables in East Sussex. It has its own blog that updates the details of what’s available when with information about what else is going on at the nursery. So thanks to the wonders of the internet you don’t have to go looking for it – you can find it here.

Why we started the Intelligent Garden

I first started gardening as a research student working on how plants grow. Then we bought a small holding in Shropshire for a while before we discovered computers and marketing. 20 years later we started selling plants on-line.

Expansion meant we needed premises - so we acquired a nursery with 2 acres of glasshouse and started growing organic vegetables again. By September 2008 we had our soil association certification and had started selling biological controls online.

Talking to people on farmer's markets I sense a real hunger for people to garden and produce their own food. And a real interest in local and pesticide free produce.

So we created the Intelligent Garden ito help you get the most from your garden by offering the knowledge, products and advice you need to work effectively with nature to release the intelligence in your garden.

Company Registration 5003969
Vat Registration: 826 8892 74
Reg Office The Glasshouses, Fletching Common, BN84JJ

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Preserving Equipment

Well it seems to be that time of year again when we have an excess of fruits that we need to preserve. Here at the glasshouses we tend to make things like Tomato chutney, chilli Jelly and Marmalade. In order to help you we offer a small range of equipment from Franchi, the Italian seed people. […]

Using plants to clean the reservoir

Working on the Floating Islands

In some ways these reservoirs are just like big garden ponds. We’ll be stocking them with Rudd shortly after a bit more fiddling with the overflows 🙂

And just like garden ponds, one of the things that needs management is removing excess nutrients from the water to prevent algae developing. We’ve already had a couple of minor blooms. Mainly because we had more topsoil in the bottom of the reservoir than subsoil.

Hornwort

Fundamentally you need to have plants or other organisms that compete with the algae for the nitrates. For emergency reduction we use a product called blue […]

Preserving what we produce

passata maker

I’m currently dealing with an excess of tomatoes so I thought I’d tell you about a couple of products we’ve recently taken on which you can buy via our Amazon store to help me in producing tomato and chilli relish, chutney, salsa and passata. […]

The revolutionary Earthbox – Product of the month!

Earthbox

This month the earthbox has shot to fame. So far we’ve sold about 8 which is about what we’ve sold in the whole previous history of the company. The earthbox is a revolutionary self watering patio planter which will enable people with limited space to grow tomatoes and other salad crops on balconies, roofs or patios. […]

What you can do with Mypex

One of the things that you need to put some attention to in a commercial organic concern is managing weed control. You can either do it by hoeing, by planting the crops close together so that ultimately they will suppress the weeds as plants like chard do so well or you can use some kind of mulch that the weeds can’t get through.In our nursery we use a product called mypex. […]

Get your seeds started

If you have the benefit of a greenhouse or other protected area you can get the seeds underway now. In our glasshouses we have a good range of things on the go – leeks, apache peppers, rocket etc. And broad beans, lots of broad beans. You can never have enough broad beans. […]

Last day to order gifts for Christmas is Monday 21st

Despite the snow here, the couriers have been doing us proud and we have been shipping to most places mostly ok. However we’ve decided that we can’t commit to delivering before Christmas for orders placed after Monday – so that’s the last day – 21st December aka the Winter Solstice. […]

News from the Nursery – November

Update on new developments at www.plants4presents.co.uk […]

Fresh Vegetables and Gardener’s Gifts

However most exciting to us is that you can now buy fresh produce from our glasshouses on line via a new page on our Fletching Glasshouses site. This means you can get an organic vegetables home delivery service for salad leaves, stirfy and chillis picked the same day that they are shipped. […]

Pests – looking through the gardener’s microscope!

Here are a couple of videos of pests taken courtesy of our Gardener’s Microscopes. These handy little beasts plug into your computer via a USB cable and enable you to see what’s going on – you can save little movies like these. You can buy our Gardener’s Microscope from our Amazon Site for £45. […]