Spring on the farm

Gooseberry buds in spring

Gooseberry buds in spring

The first buds are forming on the plants, which means it’s spring on the farm already.

There’s a real buzz around the farm at this time of year as all the plants spring back into life. This mixed with some nervous energy – what kind of season will we have this year? Growing summer fruit in the British weather is such a lottery.

The gooseberry buds and other blossoms are very fragile at this time – we hope to avoid sharp frosts, which can damage blossom and stop it from developing into fruit.

The raspberry canes are standing tall and still quite bare, not yet the bushy masses you’re used to rummaging in for fruit.

We’ve covered some strawberries in a deep layer of straw to make them hibernate a little, so they fruit later in the season.

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