April at Lane Cottage

The kale is finished now and has all gone to flower. However we are leaving it there for a while as it’s feeding the bees. Richard is doing a bee course this Saturday and we hope to get honey bees next spring.

Lane Cottage Produce chemical free kale flowers for bees

Polytunnel 9 has been sown this week and we are finishing off building polytunnel 10. The salad is growing really well in this lovely spell of warm weather.

salad herefordshire lane cottage

Lane Cottage Produce salad leaves hereford ludlow

Here’s Rich on the quad bike laden with sacks of turnips which he has taken up to our pigs:

Richard Sidgwick Lane Cottage

Lane Cottage pigsThe trend for #foraging #wildfood continues apace. We have been picking a lot of wild garlic and sorrel for various chefs – Cliff at Dinham, Feathers at Ludlow, Green Cafe Ludlow, Castle House Hotel Hereford and the new Duck’s Nest in Presteigne.

We have been receiving some wonderful comments about our salad from both new customers and old. We are also enjoying eating our salad leaves at home, especially now the weather is good enough to eat outside.