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.
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… Read More »
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.
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.
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.
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.
Update on new developments at www.plants4presents.co.uk
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.
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.