Preparing for the new season - the promise of things to come

Preparing for the new season - the promise of things to come

It may be winter and a time when everything slows down (without production) but in our glasshouses it’s the crucial time to plan for the new season and to achieve the desired results. This year, we’ve selected more than 30 different pepper varieties including some exciting new trials so we’ll be looking forward to fresh challenges ahead and of course, the first fruits to harvest!… leer más

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25 Years: Tangmere celebrates landmark anniversary

25 Years: Tangmere celebrates landmark anniversary

Tangmere Airfield Nurseries was founded by Managing Director Dirk Houweling in 1988, and is still owned and run by Dirk and his family today. During its history the company has experienced significant growth having started with 7.5 acres in 1989, the site expanded and is now home to 75 acres of modern glasshouse facilities. Initially, the nursery grew tomatoes but after three years it was decided to… leer más

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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… leer más

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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… leer más

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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… leer más

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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… leer más

Categories: Education, Noticias Generales