Apple season is upon us and our nursery have been busy preparing for our apple tasting tours. These tours are always a highlight of the year and offer you the chance to taste some of Ireland’s rare heritage apple varieties. These tours are all currently sold out but if you would like to be added to a waiting list please click HERE. Simply click on the product, enter your email address and if a place becomes available you will receive a notification straight to your inbox.
Our orchard curator has finalised the selection of apple tree varieties that we will have for sale this year. Our bare root selling will start from October 1st and they can be delivered straight to your door when they become dormant (usually in December or January), so be sure to check out our website as stocks will be limited.
In the gardens we are busy harvesting our seed crops. Due to the good weather this summer we are ahead of schedule with our seed harvesting with a lot of crops waiting to be dried, threshed, then packed and stored in our purpose built Seed Bank for the coming season.
Every time a crop is harvested and a bed is cleared Phacelia, Winter Vetch or Rye gets planted to fill any gaps. These green manures help enrich the soil with nutrients and also help prevent weeds from taking over. Lastly overwintering crops are next on our list, and we have sown spinach and salads, ready to plant in our tunnels in the next couple of weeks.