Bring in the Spring
By meadowsweetorganics, Mar 8 2016 04:26PM
Welcome to our first blog post!
David and I have finally emerged from our winter hibernation and are beginning to prepare for a second season at Meadowsweet Organics!
The first seeds have already been sown including leeks, onions, lettuce, early cabbages and some hardy flowers. The propagator is full once again and the polytunnel beginning to fill up with seedings.
The polytunnel is also a hive of activity. It seems those hardy wee plants who braved the winter have made it through and are now growing away happily in the March sun including lettuces, spring greens, spinach and salad leaves.
We have started selling again locally, just some leeks, salad bags and kale, but not quite enough to any big orders or markets quite yet. That all depends on how the Spring goes, but so far so good with plenty of sunny, cold, windless days over the past weeks, which have been perfect for getting on with building our packhouse with is almost ready! David is installing the final wall as I speak and then all's left to do is the shelves and a table and then we will be packing vegetables in style!
Not much is happening outdoors on the farm apart from the overwintered broad beans and herbs, which are slowly coming back to life. We are going to grow a lot more potatoes this year and a whole room of our house is full of chitting potatoes! They should be the next crop to go in the ground.
Other exciting news includes our new logo! which was designed by our friend Jenna in Edinburgh. We love it! (see pics below) and we have a tractor! which is co-owned by ourselves and our neighbours 'Falkland Kitchen Farm'. Look below to see a picture of David modelling the new tractor.
Dreaming of those long days when the field is bursting with life!