Autumn on the Old North Stables

Whatever the time of year there is always plenty of work to be done at the Old North Stables.

Being a time of harvest, early autumn is particularly eventful on the site. This year we’ve had an exceptional crop of fruit and vegetables, most of which has now already gone, or is on its way, to local good causes.

The extraordinary run of good weather over the past months means that we still have tomatoes growing and ripening in our big greenhouse and main polytunnel, although no doubt soon we will have to source a good recipe for green tomato chutney.

In the meantime, Tony has been succession sowing winter lettuces and has even found time to prepare some new raised beds so we can grow even more produce next year.

Under the expert watchful eye of Tony Beekeeper our bees continue to thrive, and are currently busy foraging for nectar and pollen for their winter stores.

The Old North Stables keeps us busy all year round, but we are never too busy to welcome visitors, so do drop in and say hello and have a look around whenever you are next passing.

And if you’d like to volunteer, on a regular or ad hoc basis, do get in touch. Whether you are an experienced gardener or would simply like to get involved or develop new skills we’d be delighted to welcome you on board.