Hello everyone and welcome to our farm newsletter.
Since our last newsletter we have been busy looking after our new pear orchards, we are currently awaiting the arrival of 80 tonnes of compost, so that we can mulch the new trees. After being so wet when they were planted, it is now dry enough to crack the surface of the soil! This mulch will help keep the soil moist and also improve the amount of organic matter in the soil. Those busy worms can take the mulch as much as 3 feet down into the soil, improving aeration and drainage at the same time!
The vast majority of the blossom has been and gone, leaving us with what looks like a reasonably good crop, despite the awful weather which meant the bee's were not as active as they could have been.
Rhubarb is in full swing, and both Strawberries and Blackberries have started as well. Raspberries will hopefully be only a couple of weeks away!
With the recent warm weather our new lightly sparkling fruit drinks are proving to be more popular than we had hoped, if you haven't tried one yet, they are available from most of our stockists and also direct from us at the many farmers markets we attend in the South East.
Thanks for reading! See you next time.