Veg Box Newsletter 21/07/17

Afternoon Folks, In our greenhouse at Rouken Glen our tomatoes have been ripening in dribs and drabs in recent weeks – but after a few days glorious sunshine we’re starting to see a lot more red (and yellow in our “golden queen” and “yellow submarine” varieties) across all of our different tomato types. Similarly our…

Good Food Fund Update 19/07/17

From mid June until mid August we are running a support campaign for the Glasgow Night Shelter at our shop. The Glasgow Night Shelter is an almost entirely volunteer run organisation that offers a safe place to sleep and a hot meal to destitute refugees. Every night of the year it opens its doors to…

Veg Box Newsletter 14/7/17

Hello! We hope that you’re enjoying the new season veg as much as we are! Our market gardens, Left Field, Rouken Glen and The Croft are becoming very abundant. The first of the french beans, bunches of baby carrots and patty pan squash grown as locally as The Croft at Queens Park are available in…

Veg Box Newsletter 07/07/17

Hello Folks, The most pressing issue on the farm at the moment is the weeds. They’re trying to take over and succeeding in places, having the advantage over many of our crops in this cool, wet weather. Now that most of our crops are planted out we’ve found the time to start fighting back this…

Veg Box Newsletter 30/07/17

Hello Folks, After a warm few weeks we’re back to weather more typically associated with summer in the west of Scotland. Sunlight levels have dropped, meaning some of our crops have been growing more slowly than in previous weeks, including our salads and courgettes. On the other hand many of our crops, such as celery,…

Veg Box Newsletter 23/6/17

Happy Summer Folks!   This week we have been mostly : – Planting out leeks, purple sprouting broccoli and kale as well as the last few courgettes – Sowing more salad crops in the polytunnel With the summer solstice passed we’re now looking to expand our range of salad crops. Different crops have different developmental…