Slow start to spring growing season 2021


May 29, 2021

Thank goodness! At long last the sun is shining and it’s starting to feel warmer. So far this has been the most difficult start to the growing season for many years. Our lead grower Mark Norman reckons everything is at least three weeks behind schedule.

Normally by this time of year our indoor crops like cucumbers and outdoor ones like early potatoes would be almost ready. Instead we face an extended ‘hungry gap’ with winter crops finished and the bulk of the new season’s plantings not yet ready to harvest.

Our five expert growers and the expanding volunteer growing team have been working tirelessly between the frequent storms and cold downpours to sow, plant, weed and water as they keep up with the busy spring schedule. The weather this year has been dire all over the UK and is simply not on the side of vegetable producers.

In all the veg boxes this week:-
*mixed lettuce leaves
*garlic scapes
*spring greens or *calabrese
*sprouted mung beans
strawberries (Mitchell Fruit Garden)
cauliflower (Trerair Farm, St Eval)
potatoes ‘Wilja’ (Colwith Farm, Lanlivery)

Standard boxes also have:-
*rainbow chard
asparagus (Tregassow Farm, St Erme)

*= grown to organic principles.
Produce grown by Camel CSA, unless indicated otherwise

Please wash all produce thoroughly.

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