May at the Barn

Things are really moving fast in the beds and polytunnels of Tuppenny; with the arrival of warmer weather and longer days and we are surrounded by that verdant growth of the first flush of spring. We have transitioned the tunnels from the winter salads into the summer crops – such...

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March in the outdoor classroom

March in the Outdoor Classroom

What have the Education Team been up to this March in the outdoor classroom? Our groups this month have enjoyed looking for signs of spring in between lots of rain! There have been plenty of muddy boots and dashing into the polytunnels to shelter as well as to taste our...

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Vegetable of the Month – Leeks

This month’s vegetable is that seasonal favourite, one of the only veggies we’re still cropping, that Welsh helmet garnish, the lovely leek! Fun Facts As a hardy vegetable, we are able to grow leeks year round in the UK. Leeks take about 35 weeks to grow from seed. Not just...

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In the Garden – February 2024

The season is galloping away; February is a very busy month in the Garden! Head Gardener Helen tells us what the team have been doing to get ready for a productive season. The fruit cage We’ve finished pruning everything in the fruit cage; from red and black currants to gooseberries,...

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How plants can foster hope and trust in us all

This month, we hear from our Social and Therapeutic Horticulture lead, Jane. She tells us how plants can foster hope and trust in us all. Jane’s story When I initially made the career move from psychiatry to horticulture, people often signalled their understanding with the words “plants don’t answer back”....

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