Lights, Camera, Action!

Here's our latest film. We wanted to share with you how we produce peppers, so you can see how they are grown, harvested, and packed at our nursery. The video starts with a baby pepper at 2 weeks and follows the process as the fruit matures ready for picking, and preparation for delivery. It's the journey made by one of millions of peppers from our British harvest which takes place from late… read more

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It’s Organic September!

It’s Organic September!

This month the Soil Association will be pulling out all the stops to promote organic produce. Being organic’s not just about the end product, it’s also about how you get there. As an organically certified grower, the organic peppers here in Somerset must be produced in accordance with the guidelines and protocols set down by the Soil Association. Since we only grow in the soil, keeping… read more

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The heat is on!

The heat is on!

Its British summer time and the barbeques have actually been out; even the paddling pools went out of stock!  Good weather for growers in one respect, but the fact it’s also good weather for insects means pest numbers are on the increase too. The main problem for organic pepper growers is aphids of various species. Reproducing without needing males, and being born pregnant gives a single… read more

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Local children get insight into pepper farming

Local children get insight into pepper farming

Young friends from Year 1 at Walberton & Binsted C of E Primary School had a great time finding out lots of information about peppers with a special lesson at our nurseries. To support their curriculum learning about growing, they were able to see first-hand how our pepper crops are produced. It provided a great opportunity to learn about food, some facts about growing and what is… read more

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Introducing Neal’s Blog…

Introducing Neal’s Blog…

As Technical Manager at the organic nursery in Somerset, I am involved with a number of aspects of the business, from supermarket auditing to pest and disease control. I will be blogging periodic updates on how our organic pepper crop is doing as well as posting a few facts and figures about peppers in general. Yet again it’s the weather most professional and amateur growers seem to… read more

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