Spring Showers and Sweetcorn

Spring Showers and Sweetcorn

May 22, 2024Calixta Killander

We've experienced both ends of the weatherometer this week, from sunshine-filled days to torrential downpours. While we all love a bit of rain, we're happy for a break now, as the polytunnels are flooding and the peppers are looking desperate in their water-saturated soil.

We managed to make it into the fields to get the sweetcorn and fennel babies laid in their beds in a break between showers, and are busy preparing for our enormous winter squash planting over the next two weeks. We’ve left it later this year to avoid the risk of late cold snaps and our plants are looking amazing and ready to thrive once they get their roots into our field.

The edible flowers are bursting from our garnish tunnel to adorn plates and add some colour to salads, meanwhile in the prop house we’ve been busy planting winter crops - we always have to be looking ahead.

We're planting hundreds of trays of rare French cauliflowers, broccoli, cabbages and Brussels sprouts, including some new-to-us red ones that we hope will grow well this season. Winter feels like so far away but we’ll do what we can to hope it’s a good year and pray that the weather is on our side to bring these to fruition after months of growing.

Have a great week,

Team Flourish

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