This month has been a busy month for the farm team. With all of this lovely dry and sunny weather, we've been busy planting potatoes, strawberries, leeks, cabbages, broccoli, cauliflower, broad beans, peas, and beetroot.
A lot of work goes into planting potatoes and you might be surprised to know that it's a four-step process. Firstly the team create ridges in the ground to form the beds, before cultivating the soil to break it down into a fine tilth. Next, we use a clod separating machine to separate the fine soil and remove any clods and stones, before finally, we plant the potatoes.
Whilst the process does take time, it makes for a better quality crop and easier harvesting. This year we're planting six varieties of potatoes which will be ready to harvest from the end of July onwards.
Watch our video below to see just what goes preparing the fields ready for planting!