The serious lack of hard weather is reflected in the soil conditions. Market gardener Andrew McTurk who farms in Brentwood in Essex says the soil is not in particularly good order this year. A hard frost is extremely beneficial as it gives the top tilth where the surface is lovely and nice. As he explained to Ken Crowther it doesn’t need many frosts but there hasn’t been enough this year to make a good job.
The rhubarb crop at Calcott Hall Farm in Brentwood is well ahead this year. The team have been able to pick for several weeks beating the local competition. Market gardener Andrew McTurk talked to Ken Crowther about the latest on the farm.
Market gardener Andrew McTurk talks to Ken about spring and what crops are about to emerge at his farm in Brentwood, Essex. With spring on its way the first crop of the year – rhubarb is its move with picking starting in March.
It’s a busy time of the year for market gardener Andrew McTurk from Calcott Hall Farm in Brentwood as customers start to buy their Christmas trees. Andrew has some recommendations on how to keep your tree looking good for the whole of the festive season.