The farm manager at Tiptree Farms tells Ken Crowther how they are planning to recycle wasted heat from the Wilkin & Sons factory to extend the fruit season.
World Radio Gardening reporter, Ken Crowther takes a visit to the fruit farm at Tiptree in Essex as the picking begins.
Frosts might not be to everyone’s liking but for farmer’s cold weather is natures friend as it helps kills bugs, stops slugs and helps breaks the soil down. Andrew McTurk is a market gardener who farmers in Brentwood in Essex he told Ken Crowther the cold weather does a lot more good than harm.
Bees are essential to the survival of the human race by pollinating fruits and vegetables. However, they are in danger of disappearing from the environment due to change in farming methods and the use of pesticides. Ken Crowther has been finding out more.