SPRINGTIME ON THE FARM
This time of year, Andrew and Michael are harvesting the last of the Winter vegetables. Kale, cabbage and leeks are all harvested daily. The main focus on the farm is preparing the ground for this years crops. The first vegetables to be sown will be beetroot, scallions, peas and broad beans. The onion sets will also be planted. Other vegetables such as turnips, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage are grown in nurseries and planted out later in the year.
Seed Potatoes are sown in March and hopefully these will be planted by St. Patricks Day but as with all jobs on the farm, this is weather dependent as the potatoes can’t be sown if the ground is too wet.