so far in 2023: so much has happened, and we dive further into the regenerative practice. We scrapped some old beds, and have made some new ones, using purely broad-fork, 75 cm wide market garden techniques. They are manageable sizes, 23 m x 8 and 25m x 6, and they are to test out this year with an eye on resilience: hot dry weather, or torrential rain. The beds are looking great so far, but they must settle in still before we can plant. It has been a fascinating journey of balancing many different factors, but judging by soil life activity (tons of earth worms!) things are going well. And we have had some nice rain, which is a relief.
New equipment to test this year, from the regenerative movement: Neversink’s Iconoclast, The Inferno, the Gridder and a whole lot more. Very exciting stuff, as we continue our quest for excellence.
In the light of the devastating drought here in the summer of 2022 which wreaked havoc on our late veggie production (although our fruit harvesting was excellent!), we are adapting somewhat, building resilience into our systems, as we re-organise and re-equip for what will surely be challenging times ahead.
We will continue this year with a full program of vegetables and fruit for feeding ourselves and close families and whatever surplus will be sold through our farm shop. Our guarantee: the best quality fruit and vegetables you can find in the region.