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.
Market gardener Andrew McTurk has been explaining to Ken Crowther how they make their decisions on what to grow for the following year. One crop they will definitely be growing in 2015 is Brussels sprouts which did very well in the two weeks running up to Christmas.
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.
Turkeys from Paul Kelly’s farm just outside of Chelmsford in Essex are bred to be wild. Paul’s father Derek rescued the last remaining pure bronze turkeys back in the 1980s, from which they developed the unique KellyBronze. Paul explained to Ken what makes a KellyBronze bird.