Delight your dinner guests with home-grown fruit and veg. We have about 100m² of our land turned over to growing vegetables, used in our dinners served to guests.
There is nothing better than your own new potatoes, dug and into the pan within the hour, or freshly picked beans, spinach, beetroot or carrots planted each year. We have over the years incorporated plenty of organic matter into our raised vegetable beds and open beds to improve our soil and most vegetables grow well, especially those which enjoy a warmer climate, butternut, cucumbers, chilli’s, peppers and aubergines to name a few.
We have plenty of herbs planted in and around our vegetable and flower garden, so you are totally self sufficient in herbs. There is a 15 meter by 2 meter long row of raspberry canes, planted with different varieties giving us a long fruiting season from June to the first frosts. In August and beyond we can pick at least a kilogram of raspberries each day, we encourage our guests to help themselves as there are plenty to go around!
As well as raspberries we have black currants, gooseberries, thorn less black berries, tayberries, loganberries and rhubarb. When we arrived in 2003 we planted a small orchard of fruit trees, with apples, pears, plums, cherries and peaches. We use a lot of the fruit for chutneys and jams and in most of our deserts and for compotes for breakfast.
With such an extensive amount of fruit and vegetable production we have and irrigation system fed by our well and pressurised water tank as well as several rain water collection tanks.