Sowing the first seeds of the year

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Our seeds trays and pots have been cleaned and refilled with fresh compost and now we’re busy sowing seeds.   So far we’ve planted carrots, chillies, radishes, mizuna, baby leaf lettuce, endives and spring onions. All of which will be grown into beautiful plants for you to enjoy in your veg bags!      … Read more »


Peppers, Pumpkins and Cucamelons

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Summer is nearly over and the rain has finally settled in – but we don’t mind as everything is growing nicely. The nursery has really been coming along with a rainbow range of vegetables coming to your veg boxes soon. We’ve had a whole selection of peppers – big and small – plus a good… Read more »


Cricket, tomatoes and a visit from Downs Side Up

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As usual it’s been extremely busy at the nursery recently. We had a lovely day with Hayley, Mia and Natty from Downs Side Up. They all really enjoyed being down at the nursery and having a go at planting and picking the tomatoes.  You can read Hayley’s blog about their day here. Everything at the… Read more »


Carrots

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This summer we’ve been growing beautiful orange, yellow, red and purple carrots and some cute tasty, and sweet chubby carrots. Look out for them in your veg bags soon. In celebration of all carrots, whatever their size, shape or colour, here’s a poem by Valerie Worth (from All the Small Poems and Fourteen More). Raw… Read more »


Fun in the sun

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What a busy time we’ve had recently. June is our busiest month of the year and we have a lot to do with not enough time or people to do it in. If you fancy a bit of planting in our field and have some spare time please let us know and come along and… Read more »


Growing Oyster Mushrooms

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The People & Gardens Team are very excited this season to be embarking on a new project. The words coffee and mushrooms are not normally seen in the same sentence but then here at Watering Lane we like to try and be a bit different! We are planning to grow gourmet oyster mushrooms using waste… Read more »


Cornish Ketchup – Part I

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We’re thrilled to be growing tomatoes for the first ever batch of Cornish Ketchup, a new product due to be launched this summer. It’s really exciting to be part of this project. We have been asked to grow 500kg of tomatoes at the nursery to make 1,000 bottles.  As you can see from the photos… Read more »


New polytunnel

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Here is our new polytunnel unpacked and waiting to go up! It’s like a very large flat pack. We will keep you informed as to when the grand construction is due to begin, and if anybody would like to help that would be very helpful as well as great fun 🙂