Out with the old leeks and in with the new

March 31, 2023

The last of the overwintered leeks have been lifted for the veg boxes just days after the new season’s leek seeds were sown. The ‘hungry gap’ in Cornwall is almost on us when we find ways of bridging the gap between old and new crops.

Growers and volunteers are continuing to sow, prick out and plant as many vegetables as possible. In the polytunnels the broad beans are flowering well alongside carrot seedlings and newly-planted out beetroot, calabrese, peas and turnips.

Outside the early potatoes are all in and some peas, carrots and radishes sown. Lettuce, spinach and kohlrabi will be planted out shortly.

In all the weekly veg boxes:
*mixed salad leaves
*red Russian kale
purple sprouting broccoli (*Camel CSA / Trerair Farm, St Eval)
cauliflower (Trerair)
potatoes ‘Sagitta’ (Trerair)

Standard boxes also have:
*sprouted mung beans
celeriac (Trerair)

* = grown to organic principles.  Please wash all veg thoroughly  
Produce grown by Camel CSA, unless indicated otherwise 

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