Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Planting raspberries

pick your own hut summer 1994         

In the 1980s and 1990s we grew soft fruit for Pick Your Own customers but when the Great Leighs by-pass was built through the middle of the fruit field we had to close. The fruit in the remaining part of the field was pulled out and replaced with grass paddocks for horses and we also planted a new area of Christmas trees for cutting and selling at Christmas time.

soaking the raspberry canes
planting the raspberry canes

But now we have an exciting new venture about to start at Slamseys. Part of the pig paddock has been sectioned off for fruit growing and this week the raspberry canes were planted. They don't look very much at the moment but watch this space ...

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