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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Biological Pest Control

One of the key principles of the Intelligent Garden is working with nature to control pests. A good way of doing this is to use predators to bring the pests back into balance. For instance we might use nematodes to control slugs and vine weevils or ladybird larvae to eat aphids. […]

Fletching Glasshouses updates

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.

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Cosmic Beetroot - a great recipe

This is a great recipe for beetroot. It goes really well with Curries – we used to used to serve it with Keema Korma […]

Visit to TableHurst farm

Yesterday I visited Tablehurst farm near here as part of a group organised by the Food academics group at the local universities. This is a community supported agriculture scheme run by a co-op of around 600 local people.

The organiser is active on the management team but in his day job is prof of land economy at the University of Brighton.

The relevance to this thread is that they got some money to do a research project into the motivation Ot the group. They chose to do this by involving one of the activists in creating an oral history.

Certain […]

Wanted! Research into slugs, thistles, TB and much more | OGA – Organic Growers Alliance

See on Scoop.it – Communication in Business

AlanRae‘s insight:

Interesting set of research projects in UK via Soil Association

See on www.organicgrowersalliance.co.uk

Three powerful reasons to grow organic.

The more organic matter in the soil the better it retains moisture. Each 1% of organic matter in the soil will retain 168,000 litres per hectare. That’s of course hard to visualise. What it means is 4 cubic meters for a standard 10 pole allotment or 14 kilos per square meter. So 5% organic matter in the soil will hold 70 kilos of water per square meter. Substantially more than the body weight of a model like Kate Moss. […]

While we're snow bound we can still be planning

ONe thing you should be gearing up for is to make your seedlings get away to a good start. In our propagation area we’re fortunate to have underbench hot water heating and an air heater that keeps the temperature at around 6-7 degrees – enough to keep our citrus plants in good heart. […]

The great nematode famine.

Despite at least three or four nights when the temperature here has gone down to -5C before Christmas, the little blighters are still flourishing like the green bay tree and homing in on the Pak Choy and Tatsoi with knives and forks in hand. We are going to be under siege for months to come. […]

Ever wanted to learn to smoke?

One of our fellow stall holders there is a nice man called David Stechler who runs the Lewes Smokehouse and he’ll shortly be running a DIY course in smoking food on 17th November at another neighbour of ours the famous High Weald Dairy. Here are the details. If you’re interested contact David as explained below. If you go let me know how you get on. […]

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. […]