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  • Kohl rabi in this week’s veg boxes

    Posted on May 29th, 2014 charlotte No comments
    All boxes have:
    *kohlrabi-camelcsa-290811 kohl rabi (Camel CSA)
    * peas or broad beans or mange tout (Camel CSA)
    turnips (Camel CSA)
    * parsley (Camel CSA)
    Cornish strawberries (Mitchell Fruit Garden)
    * new potatoes (Mark Norman, Bodmin)
    Cornish asparagus (Lower Croan, Sladesbridge)
    Standard boxes also have:
    extra new potatoes
    * salad bag ** (Camel CSA)
    extra punnet of strawberries
    cauliflower (Restharrow Farm, Trebetherick)

    = grown to organic principles
    ** = mixed lettuce, baby leaf beet
  • Time for the big push

    Posted on April 19th, 2009 charlotte No comments

    The next six weeks are crucial for Camel Community Supported Agriculture as we have so much work to do on our two-acre site at St Kew Highway.

    We’re holding an additional volunteer session this Thursday 23 April from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Our usual weekend session is next Sunday 26 April from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Please make an extra special effort to come and help out at one of these times.  We need to prepare a number of vegetable beds, sow more seeds and plant out cauliflower and cabbage seedlings.

    Remember to bring strong shoes or wellies, waterproofs, gardening gloves, drinks and a snack.  Also bring tools, ideally wheelbarrows, shovels, spades, forks and rakes.  If the weather’s still good you might need suncream and a hat!

    Click here for directions to the site.  If you have any questions call Antonina at St Kew Harvest Farm Shop on 01208 841818.

    Mark Norman, one of our three-strong team of expert growers, has this stark message for us:

    “If we don’t get all the planting done in the next six weeks we won’t have enough vegetables later in the year to fill our boxes .

    “We need as much volunteer help from members as we can get at this stage so we make the most of the planting season.”

    Today we spread another 30-metre-long bed with compost and planted kohl rabi, turnips and radishes.  We hoed between broad beans and onions to get rid of annual weeds, and earthed up the early potatoes.

    Grateful thanks to expert grower Mark and volunteers Cath, Charlotte, John and Mike S.