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September 10, 2020

We have started harvesting the first apples of the year....the Epicure and Discovery are all picked, and we are part way through Red Windsor... with lots more varieties to follow. 

We have also been harvesting leeks, kale, courgettes, green beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, c...

June 18, 2020

Hooray! Tomorrow we will be reopening to our supported volunteers! We can't wait to see people again, it just hasn't been the same watering, weeding, sowing and planting on our own.

We have done a thorough risk assessment and made some new socially distanced tea br...

May 22, 2020

We are closed at the moment due to coronavirus, but hopeful we may be able to reopen sometime in June.  When we do reopen we will start by only opening on a Friday to see how it goes. 

Meanwhile, the plants still need watering, the weeds weeding, the plants plantin...

November 26, 2019

At the end of October we sent lots of apples to be juiced, and last week we got 887 bottles back! It tastes really good, a bit sweeter than last year.

The labels are now printed so the next time it rains (probably quite soon!) we will start labelling the bottles.

November 6, 2019

It hasn't been such a good year for apples due to the winter moth damage, but we have more apples to turn into apple juice!  We have been picking and sorting apples for the last few weeks and now they have gone off to be juiced.

  We had to hire a van to transport them...

August 19, 2019

Growing Experience is closed to supported volunteers during August. We are looking forward to seeing everyone back again in September. Meanwhile, we are still watering, weeding, harvesting and planting seeds ready for the autumn. We will be open to supported volunteers...

May 16, 2019

We have been harvesting lots of lots of rhubarb, parsley and lettuce. The broad beans are also nearly ready and our first Sweet William flowers are blooming.

Last week we finally managed to plant our potatoes, three different varieties. We have also been planting lots o...

January 9, 2019

Today was cold (4 degrees) but sunny!  We started pruning the blackcurrants, and finished one of the rows.  We also washed half of the inside of the polytunnel. Hopefully tomorrow we will do the outside. Its amazing how much difference it makes. The polytunnel has lots...

October 11, 2018

On Sunday we have our annual Apple Day, 11-3. There will be apples to try, tours of the fruitery, apple tasting, apple juicing etc.  Come along if you can!

Meanwhile this week we harvested our first melons and had them for lunch. We also dug a HUGE potato weighing 1.08...

September 21, 2018

We have harvested lots of apples this week. Its been windy so we were trying to pick all the varieties that are ready before they get blown off! On Wednesday we picked Red Windsor and Sunset apples. On Thursday we picked Rubinola, Lord Lambourne, Ribston Pippin and Gre...

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