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Outdoor planting has started

Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Following the Christmas break, the main focus for the farm staff is planting the first of the outdoor crops of Jersey Royal new potatoes.

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Indoor crops growing well

Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Each year we plant circa 25 acres of 'protected' Jersey Royal new potatoes in greenhouses and poly tunnels.

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Côtil ploughing

Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2019

A number of the slopes are ploughed before Christmas, so that they are ready for planting in the New Year when the workers return.

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Indoor planting

Posted: Monday, November 04, 2019

The Jersey Royal Company plants about 25 acres of protected crop each year in greenhouses and poly tunnels.

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Standing seed

Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Grading and standing seed is the biggest and most important job that takes place over the Autumn months.

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Mini tuber harvest

Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019

Each year the company plants between 60,000 and 80,000 seedlings into pots in a greenhouse that produce a crop of mini tubers.

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Cover crops

Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019

Following a crop of Jersey Royal new potatoes we plant an array of different cover crops that all offer their own benefits.

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LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2019

Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019

Open Farm Sunday is the annual flagship event for LEAF, when farmers across the British Isles are encouraged to open their gates and invite the public in.

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Digging with harvesters

Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019

As we move into May, and the main retailer promotions start to kick in, all digging is done with mechanical harvesters.

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Early season digging outdoors

Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019

Digging on the early slopes and fields is always very labour intensive with minimal machine input.

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