From the field

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There will be onions

Go Local Food has eventually sourced winter onion sets to plant out. Down to Earth in Hexham came up trumps and managed to order a large net which is enough for our needs for planting now. Small sized packets and quantities seem to still be available for the home or...

Working with nature

Red spiders, caterpillars, rabbits... The red spiders have won the battle with the Go Local Food cucumbers and it looks as if it has been the last week for these in the crop share this week. There has been much squishing of caterpillars on cabbages but some of the...

Sparrowhawk on patrol

Sparrow Hawk on patrol A sparrowhawk was spotted working the Go Local Food fields last week. Thought to be hunting swallows! The fat pigeons have been watching the fields with sharp eyes hoping that the netting will be blown off the brassicas to allow them to have a...

Return of the ladybird – hopefully

The first ladybird caterpillar larva was spotted in the poly tunnel that will host the peppers last week. Go Local Food likes ladybirds as they control aphids – they are free, no chemicals involved and totally organic! We had a splendid company of ladybirds last year...

A head start outside

Harrow the first field Ian managed to harrow the first field on Wednesday to get a head start outside for when the weather improves. There will have to be a field walk to pick up the docks that came out next week. 75 metres of early potatoes at the rate of 3 potatoes...

The wild life this weekend

The blackbird fledglings that hatched last week are still with us despite the wintry weather. And the parents are foraging flat out to keep them fed. Another pair of blackbirds has nested in the shed that is being renovated. Luckily the nest is well away from the area...