We have fulfilled all postal orders for our bare root apple trees and now turning our attention to land preparation for rootstocks. Over the Christmas period, the Brian Boru oak saplings were posted out to successful applicants to celebrate Irish Seed Savers 30th anniversary year, with at least one sapling being planted in every county in Ireland.
Our Seed Bank is a hive of activity at this time of year. Packing seeds and processing the hundreds of orders from supporters and the general public requires a huge team effort from everyone here at Irish Seed Savers. Out in the gardens we are turning over green manures in our tunnels while keeping an eye on our overwintering vegetables. January is the perfect time to start planning your garden and that’s no exception for us here on the farm. Planning crop rotations can prove tricky when a lot of our varieties can take two years or more to produce seed.
Our seed team are busy packing and processing supporter orders.