We are just reaching the end of the 'hunger gap' where annual veg from the previous year has run out and new veg is not yet fully available. Supplies have been quite low for a month or so from market gardens, but they will all be restocked by the end of this month, as the soil is finally warming up and everything is really starting to grow!
This weeks produce has been supplied by our local grower Andy Pearman and Aweside who utilise 'no dig' growing methods in their market gardens
This weeks staples are:
- Salad leaves
- Spring Greens
A brief explanation on the benefits of no dig growing.
When the soil is not ploughed or dug over when planting vegetables and is only minimally disturbed through pulling up veg by hand, the delicate ecosystems in the soil are maintained. This allows the diversity of life in the soil to increase, which further supports life above ground too. Healthy soil contains a broader range of bioavailable nutrients that can be more readily accessed by plants and therefore the animals that eat them. Healthy soil, leads to healthy plants, healthier animals and people.
Take a look at this great video -