Polytunnel-grown sweetcorn in our weekly veg boxes

September 23, 2012

Camel CSA’s expert growers have been responding in lots of innovative ways to the difficult vegetable growing conditions this year in Cornwall.

When the ground in May proved too wet and soggy to prepare any growing beds let alone plant anything, Bridget had a brainwave. Why not put some sweetcorn in the polytunnel?

And you can see the results for yourselves – what a success! The only drawback has been the blackfly, which means messy hands for the pickers.

All Camel CSA’s veg boxes this week have: –
sweetcorn (Camel CSA)
tomatoes (Camel CSA)
* cucumbers (Camel CSA)
* aubergines (Camel CSA)
garlic (Camel CSA)
* beetroot (Camel CSA)
* onions (Camel CSA)
red Russian kale (Camel CSA)
potatoes (Burlerrow Farm, St Mabyn)

Standard boxes will also have: –
extra potatoes
* salad bag – lettuce, mustard, rocket, pak choi (Camel CSA)
* chard / spinach (Camel CSA)
* basil (Camel CSA)

*
= grown to organic principles

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