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...

September 7, 2018

Yesterday we had a bumper harvest!

We picked climbing french beans, runner beans, tomatoes, courgettes, cucumbers, calabrese, squash and potatoes. 

Over the summer the badgers have eaten most of our squash, but it seems they don't like Butternut squash and a few of...

June 7, 2018

Its been the month of the broad bean saga.

Three times badgers have got into the polytunnel at night and eaten the broad beans. Sadly today we arrived and the last few were eaten, and a hole in the polytunnel door! 

On a more positive note the sweet william are flowering...

May 4, 2018

We have been working hard on creating a woodland path. The bluebells are out and the path has just made it through to the Fruitery... now all we need is a small bridge across the stream!

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