Since we’ve had all that rain and, now that the sun has come out, the vegetable crops are growing really well in the Walled Garden!
|Carot-fly barrier protects crops without using chemicals|
|Grape Vines in the Glasshouses (not currently accesible to visitor, but watch this space!)|
|Onions growing well…|
We’re using various organic techniques to prevent pests, including putting fine gauze around the carrot plots to act as a barrier against carrot root fly.
There are some interesting heritage varieties to be seen now too. On some of the indoor crops, instead of using chemicals to control pests such as ‘mealy bugs’ we are using a specially-bred ladybird which eats them!
Visit the Walled Garden at Harewood…