Last year we re-organised our tunnels so that we now have a GROW YOUR OWN TUNNEL. It is full of vegetable plants, strawberry plants, fruit canes and, once the weather warms up we will be growing salad plants, herbs and tomato plants. If you are looking for fruit trees they can be found along the of the tunnel. This year we are designing an A-Z OF SHRUBS. We grow so many shrubs that we cannot put them all out on the tables in the retail area so now you should be able to find them on the beds beside this tunnel. Please ask if you cannot see what you are looking for. We are all trained in horticulture so we love to help.
Lambing at Kiln Farm
It is March and most of our lambs have been born here on the farm. Ralph has been busy looking after them. He gave a talk all about lambing and our sheep at the end of February. Here he is after the talk with his wife, Sarah and John Fenton (Dad). Both Dad and Sarah are active in helping out at this time of year as it is 24/7 job. If you want to keep up to date about events we run then follow our Facebook page.
We have introduced these new seeds and growing kits into our farmshop. They are called Microgreens. It is so that you can grow your own fresh leaves, sprouting beens and salads on your windowsill or in the kitchen. They are proving very popular. It is great to think that people are eating so healthily. Everything fresh always tastes better!
We still have several varieties in stock. First Earlies, Second Earlies, Maincrop and Salad seed potatoes. If you are unsure about how to plant then Ruth has written a blog on this website to help you.
PICK and MIX POTATOES
You can buy 10 seed potatoes for £3. You can pick any mixture of quantities of any variety. That way you should be able to try out new varieties and also extend your growing season.
We also sell by the 2.5kg bag for those of you who have firm favourites!
Mr Fothergills seeds
We stock Mr Fothergills seeds. They are a local company and we think they offer good value for money. We stock the top 100 flowers and vegetables.
This year we have added an organic vegetable seed range. We also love the 'seedball' range that come in a tin and are designed to encourage certain types of insect and wildlife to your garden.
Don't forget that we grow most of our plants here on site at Kiln Farm. We will be potting up hundreds of shrubs and perennials. We also grow all the usual summer bedding favourites such as geraniums, fuchsias, surfinias, salvias and marigolds. There are too many to mention here. They will all be tucked up in the warm tunnels to escape the frost.
Don't forget to bring your hanging baskets and containers for Ruth to fill! Bring the empty baskets in from April and she will fill for May. When you come in we take all your details, give you a price and find out exactly how you would like your baskets to look.