We’re all busy on the farm, prepping and potting for our first Herb Farm Open Days of 2011! We’re offering FREE SEEDS with a downloadable voucher, and now that spring is finally doing its springy thingy, we’ll have lots and lots of beautiful organic herbs in pots for our visitors to browse and buy and breathe in their delicious herby scents.
Browse and buy amongst 650+ organically grown herb varieties
We’re delighted to welcome back caterers ,Berry Blue, who’ll be providing delicious, locally sourced, herby refreshments throughout the open days – take a sneak preview of their Open Days menu.
Seasonal, herby food in the Berry Blue marquee
As well as her (pre-bookable) workshops – which are already sold out for this open day (sorry – limited space, but there are plenty more throughout the year), Jekka’s also giving a twice daily farm tour or talk (depending on numbers) at 10.30 and 2.30 on each open day.
Jekka's Farm Tour - twice daily during the Open Days
So, with less than two weeks to go, it’s all hands to the herbs in preparation for our first open days of the season!
Spring’s a-springing and it’s all go on the herb farm – everything grows so quickly at this time of year! Herb seeds are transforming into proper, grown-up herb plants, rooted cuttings have promising root balls, and we’re releasing new herb plants into stock for mail order every day.
Welsh Onion seedlings in the glasshouse
It’s such an exciting time of year: suddenly all the fruits of our labour – nurturing tiny herb seeds and rooted cuttings, and over-wintering hardy perennial herbs – are rewarding us with that beautiful, luscious, leafy green of spring. The primroses are in flower, and perennials shoots are popping up all over the place.
There’s nothing quite so uplifting as going into the glasshouse or poly tunnels at this time of year and seeing new herbs standing up, tall, strong and sturdy. A drop of sunshine and their herby aromas already fill the air.