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Low Stanger Seeds Trial - Final Update

Low Stanger Farm: Our seed trials are drawing to a close, although we are still harvesting the trial carrots, and have yet to harvest any of the sprouts. The tomatoes are almost over, unusually we have not yet had a killing frost. The chocolate cherry have proved to be a late producing tomato, and are still ripening. Personally, I find the colour, while delightfully chocolatey, a little offputting! However, it does have some merit as a late cropper.

21 October 2013 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 1

Low Stanger Seed Trials September Update

Low Stanger Farm: The carrot trial has shown a clear ‘winner’ in the St Valery variety (Mole’s Seeds). They germinated well and have grown strongly all season. We never thin carrots, so the bunches are of variable size, but they are of good marketable size, and also good colour and great carroty taste! The Amsterdam trial also showed good germination, but they have not grown anything like as strongly. They are almost side by side in the same field.

20 September 2013 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 0

Low Stanger seed trial update

Low Stanger Farm: Reasonable growing conditions have continued through August, although a couple of cool, wet and windy weeks did hold back growth of marketable crops, while creating the usual late season rash of weed seed germination!

28 August 2013 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 0

Low Stanger Farm - August update

Low Stanger Farm: As for most of the UK, we have had good growing conditions throughout June and July - a little dry towards the middle of July perhaps. The sprouts have got away well, but possibly are not performing quite as strongly as the usual organic F1 varieties that we normally use.

14 August 2013 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 0

Seed trials at Low Stanger - first report

Low Stanger Farm: We changed from being non-certified organic to certified organic when we moved to Low Stanger from our small but well established market garden seven years ago. One of the biggest difficulties we had, technically, was choosing suitable seeds from a now exclusively organic list – in the past we had used a range of organic and non-organic varieties, favouring proven old favourites like the broad bean Dreadnought, and the the carrot Danver’s Half Long.

13 June 2013 | 2 Comments | Recommended by 0

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