After last week’s adventures with Flora in London at the Grain Store, I’ve been willing Spring to come around faster so that I can get our seeds started ready for growing again. Each year we try and grow more and more of our own vegetables and fruit in the garden – and simultaneously protect them from the elements and defend them from our garden friends in the most organic manner possible so that they reach our table healthily.
I’ve started looking into crop protection and I’m quite seriously considering buying some tunnelling this year. According to Premier Polytunnels 90% of the UK’s strawberries are grown in these tunnels and so I’m thinking I’m missing a trick here. The trouble here is I don’t know anyone besides the Head Gardener at River Cottage who has experience in using them.