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  • 8th June

    My home-made self-propelled bed weeder, has been out in the field working all this week.

    And so far, it’s been working really well.

    The most impressive thing about it, is that we...

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  • 1st June

     Last week we had two surprises one in the tractor and one in the planter.

    The First was a bird’s nest at the back of the tractor, it has four eggs in it.

    A couple of years...

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  • 25th May

    Last week we had a couple of scorchers of days, both days the temperature was around 24. Inside the tunnels it was at the top of the temperature gauge, that reads 50 degrees, so we don’t really...

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  • 18th May

    It’s been a busy week of planting.

    We got all the different varieties of cabbages planted, a total of thirty five thousand, these we will start to harvest from around April, and the hardy...

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  • 11th May


     Its been a nice long spell of warm dry weather and we are up to date on the planting.

    We are actually ahead of last year at this point with the planting in the field.


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  • 2nd March

    That’s the blocking season under way, for those that don’t know what that is.

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  • 17th February

    That’s the first of seeds ordered for the new season, and they arrived at the end of last week, so it’s time to get on with the blocking of the seeds, and get the new growing season under...

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  • 3rd February

    Last week at long last we cleaned out the cucumber tunnel.

    It’s always one of the jobs that isn’t the best to tackle, but it is better leaving it till all the cucumber plants have...

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  • 27th January

    As I was saying in previous newsletters, my auld Fergie’s engine has given up. After lots of thought on a replacement tractor, I decided to stick with the Fergie, and ordered a new engine, which...

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  • 20th January

    Over the years. I have talked about solar panelled self-driven bed weeder machines.

    Some of these machines have solar panelled batterie power for drive, and others just a small petrol driven...

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