Spring has sprung very slowly this year. Giving the ‘Hungry
Gap’ more gaps than usual. May is a month when there are
few vegetables around other than last seasons stored
roots, the odd broccoli shoot or asparagus (providing you
don’t let weeds smother it like we did) and the new
seasons leaves (spring greens, chard and salads).
Vegetables grow best when it is wet and warm. They need
sun and a warm biologically active soil to access the
nutrients. If you’ve spent any time out of doors this
spring you’ll be all too aware that it’s been dry and very
cold. The opposite of good growing conditions.
So we launch the weekly boxes with slight trepidation -
but we wont despair just yet. As is usual with newsletters,
by the time of going to print, the opposite becomes true.
So by the time you read this we will all be blessed with a
seasonally warm summer with light refreshing rain at
night. The veg will flourish and we’ll be struggling to keep
up and fit the abundant vegetables into your box.
Hope Springs Eternal….