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Work Experience

We were very lucky to have Emily from Hightfields School on work experience with us. She also brought along a friend from Switzerland! They were both very willing and did lots of weeding (garlic) and planting (squash and sweetcorn). They … Continue reading

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Whilst the Boss is Away…..

Vanessa went on holiday and left Jeremy and Jenny in charge … she left a long “to do” list! We both worked very hard and managed to do all but one item! Remove salad and weed polytunnel, tie in tomatoes … Continue reading

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Salad Bags

We are very pleased that our salads are growing so well! We are now able to offer Salad Bags for sale at Matlock Market this week. Our salad bags contain a variety of winter salads taken from the following varities … Continue reading

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Salad Bags

We have been growing a range of winter salad crops in the polytunnel. We have had a few small harvests but today we had enough to make 3 x 100gm bags. One for Vanessa and Jonathan; one for Jenny and … Continue reading

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Making good use of the Polytunnel

We are very proud of our (new to us) polytunnel. A big thanks goes to Tim at Garden Farm, Riber for giving us a large number of poles etc from his polytunnel that blew down in the storms earlier this year. Thanks also to First Polytunnels who helped us source the missing components. Jonathan, Mr Maintenance, did a great job of helping us to erect the polytunnel. We are still in the process of getting it set up with paths in the right place! Andrew and Jeremy have been working really hard at digging the ground over and removing vast quantities of bind weed!

 

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Day Off! Basket Making

Our dear friend Mally Gower is moving to Scotland so we took the opportunity to get her to teach us the basics of basket making. We had such fun and all went away with a beautiful basket!

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Very Local Produce at Matlock Market

Customers have been commenting favourably on our very local produce. Gosseberries from Darley Dale; Salad and Cabbage from Cromford; Dahlias from South Derbyshire Growers; and Wool from Garden Farm Riber.

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Matlock Market

Vanessa working at Matlock Market. We had lots of great veg some grown at Garden Farm and some sourced from South Derbyshire Growers. We believe in “local, seasonal and fresh”

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Volunteering at Garden Farm

We had a great day working at Garden Farm. Lots of volunteers joined us. To plant potatoes and weed other beds. It seems like a huge plot to get under control!

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International Compost Awareness Week

We love our compost and are aware of how much we need it to improve the soil structure. We also use compost as a mulch. We spread newspaper and then cover it with compost it acts as a weed suppressant … Continue reading

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