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Posted: Thursday, 5 January, 2023 - 12:09
Wishing all our customers a Happy New Year and many thanks for all your Christmas wishes, cards and presents, always much appreciated. We’re happy to have some mild weather to start the New Year but the 10 days of sub-zero temperatures in December damaged a lot of our leafy crops. Our spinach and ... Read more
Posted: Thursday, 1 December, 2022 - 09:41
Christmas 2022 and New Year 2023 Arrangements for the Ripple Farm Box Scheme The Christmas Week Veggie boxes, 22 December, will all be delivered at the usual times this year (as below) Canterbury/Whitstable/Faversham Usual Thursday collection times Velocity/ Canterbury Home Delivery Usual Thursday ... Read more
Posted: Thursday, 1 December, 2022 - 09:32
See separate blog post for details of deliveries over the festive period and extras available on the 22 December delivery. Remember there will NOT be a delivery on Thursday 29 December. November has been mainly wet, windy and mild , which has been good for our leafy green crops although they have ... Read more
Rainbow chard
Posted: Thursday, 3 November, 2022 - 10:34
Autumn is here , although it was strange to be working outside at the end of October in T-shirts! Our potatoes are all harvested, the polytunnels are planted up with winter salad leaves, the garlic is almost all planted and the broad beans are up. All the leafy green crops are looking good now ... Read more
Posted: Tuesday, 11 October, 2022 - 08:15
The summer drought finally ended with rain at the start of September and more since, so our winter crops have a chance to grow a bit more, although it came too late for the potatoes, squash and onions. Our squash are all harvested now and safe from frosts in the warm store. We still have potatoes ... Read more
Buzzard at pond. Organic vegetables Kent
Posted: Thursday, 6 October, 2022 - 08:49
Our field corner pond gets a fair amount of shade and didn't dry out this summer despite the drought. The trail camera allows us to see more of the birds and mammals that visited it. Here are August and September's best pictures from the trail camera. August and September highlights A buzzard at ... Read more
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Posted: Thursday, 1 September, 2022 - 11:50
We caught the edge of rain showers twice in August, receiving just 2mm of rain each time so no respite from irrigating the newly sown crops yet! We transplanted radicchio, chard, kale and spinach in August, which all needed irrigating with trickle tape to get them established and just have 9 trays ... Read more
Posted: Tuesday, 9 August, 2022 - 17:47
We have the trail camera back on our small field corner pond, and it's proving to be very polpular with the wildlife, no surprise when the South of England has had it's driest July since records began. We've had a few visits from a buzzard, and a first time visitor of a sparrowhawk. Our lone ... Read more
Posted: Friday, 5 August, 2022 - 11:22
July has been a challenging month to grow vegetables in the South-East, we’ve had a few mm of rain a couple of times that does very little and that on top of the mid July heatwave means the ground is very dry, and the plants are struggling. Our set up of 3 rented sites doesn’t allow for investment ... Read more
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Posted: Wednesday, 6 July, 2022 - 14:36
June passed by in a blur of seeding, transplanting and weeding, in between the harvesting and packing with more of the same to come in July before things quieten down for a few weeks! A drop of rain soon would help us out now, Martin might have to do his rain dance soon! The new season’s beetroot ... Read more
Posted: Wednesday, 22 June, 2022 - 11:48
Here's some of the best pics from the trail camera from March, April, May and the first half of June. We did miss a few weeks when we didn't realise the batteries had died but still lots of pics to look through. Trail Camera Album Read more
Posted: Tuesday, 31 May, 2022 - 11:39
We were thankful for the rain on our fields over several days towards the end of May. All the new season’s crops look much better now, and it enabled us to work some more ground and transplant the courgettes and a big block of chard. We’ve had to cover the courgettes temporarily as they don’t like ... Read more
Posted: Wednesday, 30 March, 2022 - 15:53
Tha trail camera is still giving us an insight into the wildlife using our small pond . An unexpected visitor in January was a snipe, a wading bird usually found in boggy areas. The polecat made an appearance, as well as rats and mice. We had a fleeting visit from an own (Tawny probably), possibly ... Read more
Posted: Tuesday, 1 March, 2022 - 14:04
Storm Eunice took down quite a few trees and large branches, broke a few more panes of glass in the glasshouses, blew off an already damaged polytunnel cover and left us without power on one site for 48 hours and on another on and off for a week. The leafy greens got a bit battered too but we did ... Read more
Posted: Thursday, 3 February, 2022 - 10:23
Although January started unseasonable mild, we had plenty of frosty mornings throughout the month, which have taken their toll on the leafy green crops. When they’re scarce at this time of year some of them (chard in particular) are harvested leaf by leaf! January was particularly dry too, not a ... Read more
Posted: Tuesday, 18 January, 2022 - 17:56
November Great spotted woodpeckers, green woodpeckers, a songthrush, a yellowhammer, chaffinches and more made an appearance in November as well as a fox, a stoat, a polecat, a mouse and a swimming rabbit! Male sure you click on the individual pics to get the commentary. November's medley of pics ... Read more
Posted: Friday, 7 January, 2022 - 17:29
Thanks for all your cards, presents and good wishes at Christmas and wishing you all a Happy New Year. The mainly mild weather between Christmas and the New Year made for a relaxing break, no worrying about frost damage or wind damage or hungry pigeons, although New Year’s Day did feel strangely ... Read more
Posted: Monday, 6 December, 2021 - 14:33
Our wildlife enthusiast has been busy collating pics from the Ripple Farm trailcam from September and October, and here are the ones that made it through from the 1,000s of images captured. It's great to see our small pond so well used and to see some of the more secretive wildlife in action. No ... Read more
Posted: Thursday, 2 December, 2021 - 09:46
Christmas 2021 and New Year 2022 Arrangements Christmas Box Contents - The box delivered on 23 December will contain all you need to accompany the Christmas meal - carrots, parsnips, potatoes good for roasting, onions, sprouts, and probably a green cabbage and/or cauliflower and possibly some ... Read more
Posted: Thursday, 2 December, 2021 - 09:34
We had a relatively mild and dry November, which made harvesting more enjoyable, and meant the leafy greens and salad leaves kept on growing. Storm Arwen changed that though, bringing winter in with gusty winds and freezing temperatures. At this time of year, when we’re not busy harvesting and ... Read more