Autumn has now arrived, the day length is shortening and we’re starting to think of winter vegetables here at Bothen Hill. Whilst we do have some summer varieties still available, tomatoes are holding up well, there’s plenty of salad and the courgettes are still just about there, we’re now turning our attention to winter crops.
Fortunately we managed to harvest all our potatoes before 1 October this year, so all are now safely gathered in and stored in the barns ready to be sorted for the coming months. Winter vegetables in the form of carrots, cauli and leeks are now being harvested weekly, and the squash will soon be harvested and put to cure in the poly tunnels ready for later in the year. We’ve started selling the Uki Kuri which are always the first squash to ripen and they are delicious.
We’re pleased that our Friday morning farm gate sales are holding up well, plenty to choose from, lots of space for people to come and buy and to appreciate the beautiful views which we have from Bothen Hill, why not come along and see for yourself, we shut at noon.