By meadowsweetorganics, Jun 15 2016 07:13PM
Time has flown by! we are now working at full speed ahead as mid-summer is fast approaching.
There were 3 weeks or so of super hot sunshiney weather when we got to test our new irrigation system followed by this torrential rain that's happening right now and gives us time to take a breather (and watch the weeds grow!).
Half of the polytunnel is now planted up with 4 different cucumber varieties and 8 different kinds of tomatoes, colours including orange, green, pink and purple!
We have also been planting hundreds of cabbages, cauliflowers, kales, leeks and squash and direct sowing plenty of carrots and beetroot.
There's still lots to go.
It's also been a difficult month with our mower breaking and watching the farm slowly turn into a jungle. We finally purchased a mower attachment for the tractor last week and the second it was unloaded from the van, the skies opened after weeks of drought! So the farm is still a bit of a jungle right now..
We have been harvesting lots of lettuce, salads and edible flowers are back as are cut flower bunches and sweet peas. Meadowsweet are once again attending the St Andrew's farmer's market on the first Saturday of the month, Cupar this Saturday coming and Kirkcaldy the week after. You can also find us as part of 'Falkland Grower's & Producers' at the weekly Saturday Falkland village hall market from 10:30 to 12:30 (apart from the last of the month), which has been a great sucess so far.
We've also just started our Edinburgh deliveries again and have started selling to the New Leaf co-op in Marchmont and Grow Wild in Linlithgow. Vegboxes will be starting again next month.
The first early potatoes are beginning to flower, so we're looking forward to harvesting them soon and the summer cabbage are hearting up. Looking forward to harvest time now and the rewards for these long days!
Come on Summer!