First Frost

With the first spell of really cold weather forcast for tonight, its essential we protect the leaf and stem from the frost…. minus 4 is expected. The spring water at source is 11 degrees , which is going to keep the frost at bay once the watercress is rolled in .

Spring Has Sprung
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Spring Has Sprung

Last year’s crops have been cleared out, and the new crop is growing well. It’s amazing what a bit of warm, damp weather can do. We grow fresh from seed every year, and can get multiple cuts over the course of the seasons. It’s just a question of which coat to wear or not wear….

Still Open

Still Open

In this type of cold weather, we often get people asking if we are still open and harvesting in this sub zero weather. Fortunately, through raising water levels in the beds, we can protect the cress from frost, meaning we always run right throughout the year, and are always ‘open for business’. We do get…

Water Water Everywhere

Water Water Everywhere

Well, the cold snap finally finished, only to be replaced by what seems like weeks of rain. Not that we mind here! This rain helps feed the natural chalk springs that all our watercress grows in, for a natural peppery product. Even the robins stop by for a quick drink.

Winter Working

Winter Working

A lot of people assume watercress is just a summer salad crop, but the beds can be carefully managed and protected even in frost, meaning we can deliver fresh produce to our customers all year round. It also creates some stunning countryside views…….which we cant complain about being out in.