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    This week the team at #BosavernTraining & Work Experience have been using trigonometry to peg out string lines accurately; digging the polytunnel foundations; harvesting red Russian kale for the veg boxes and catering for all the key farm workers. This project for unemployed adults is funded by the European Social Fund with support from Cornwall […]
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     59 small veg boxes – salad leaves, oriental greens, potatoes, swede, beetroot and parsley/coriander.42 standard veg boxes – salad leaves, kale, spring greens, swede, potatoes, dried chillies, kohl rabi, watercress and beetroot.26 veg bags for Pendeen School – carrots, potatoes, swede, beetroot, salad leaves and chard.
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    106 veg boxes this week….Small boxes (£7) – potatoes, kale, carrots, salad leaves, beetroot, and cauliflower.Standard boxes (£11) – all the above, plus jerusalem artichokes, Oriental greens (komatsuna, pak choi, giant red mustard, Chinese cabbage), swede, and extra kale.vegbox.bcf@bcents.org.ukOur own produce – salad leaves, beetroot, jerusalem artichokes, Oriental greens.Local organic produce – potatoes, kale, cauliflower, […]
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    What a difference a week makes! Spring is back with us…. Last week we harvested with snow on the ground, in sub-zero conditions, in the teeth of an easterly gale – this week we ate lunch outside in the sunshine!18th February.9th February.
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    7th January – a light frost on the farm.9th January – winter sunshine breaking through rushes into a polytunnel.21st January – Dee picking spring greens, with hail sat on the wondermesh.4th February – flooding behind one of the polytunnels.5th February – mud everywhere!5th February – fields of dafodils near St. Buryan (seen on our veg […]
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    We dug up and used all of our gorgeous mooli radishes (daikon) from a polytunnel for veg boxes on the 5th, and we didn't have enough, so we pulled all our polytunnel carrots too, and there weren't enough, so we picked some purple kohl rabis too to get us over the line….Hector and Polly digging […]
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    Last week was one of the hardest weeks we've ever had on the farm for getting enough produce together for veg boxes. The freezing weather conditions kept some of our regular volunteers away from the farm, made some of our residential WWOOFers too ill to help, and made the actual harvesting a painful chore. Plus […]
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    As the weather turns significantly colder, we've just seen the first butterfly of the year up in the chicken field – we think it's a small tortoiseshell. Thanks to Polly for the photo.
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    Once we've germinated seeds and raised plants in our Propagation Station polytunnel, we harden them off outside – if they are to be outdoor rather than polytunnel plants (see below) – before planting them out in the fields. The hardening off area has grown piecemeal over the past decade, using old tables, chairs, benches, pallets […]
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    We have an informal group meeting on socially-distanced outdoors Sundays to look after the many trees planted on the farm, and to add to their number – organised by Ailsa who sent these photos:-