This month on the Kings Seeds plot Andrew Tokely has been working extra hard. Due to the dry conditions he’s been knocking the plots down by hand. The first plot is netted to protect from pigeons and has been planted with brassicas as Andrew explained to Ken Crowther.
The weather conditions in Essex make it an ideal place to raise plants from seed. On their 300 acre farm in Coggeshall Kings Seeds have been following a production process which has been in place for over 100 years. Ken Crowther meet Andrew Tokely on the Kings Seeds plot to find out more.
There’s not much happening on Andrew Tokely’s vegetable plot, and what’s left is starting to look a bit tired. There are still crops in the ground including parsnips, carrots and brussels sprouts for Christmas, but it’s the time of the year when the plot needs a good clean-up.
The weather has kept Andrew Tokely busy on his East Anglian vegetable plot this year. Ken has been finding out what effect the elements have had on this year’s sweetcorn harvest. And, Andrew is already looking forward to Christmas, and having fresh carrots on the table on Christmas Day.
Andrew Tokely is well known for growing vegetables, but he also grows flowers, in particular spray chrysanthemums. In the past he has grown for shows, however, these days he mainly grows them for having in the house or for the local church.