Category : Planting

YouTube video of GCF and help from Woodland Trust

YouTube video of GCF and help from Woodland Trust

A gorgeous video of Gibside Community Farm and the Woodland Trust grant, starring our very own Mick. Please click on the video below to see it in its full glory!

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May Day Broad Bean Planting

May Day Broad Bean Planting

Photo by Paul! Planting broad beans. Those rows seem to stretch forever….2 beds more to follow later for a longer harvest period.

1000 trees!!

1000 trees!!

The gang celebrated finishing planting 1000 trees before they disappeared into the April mist. Rachel finished the last tree: a biomass willow. Well done team, that’s an amazing achievement!

Early potatoes: Casablanca, Nichola, Charlotte.

Early potatoes: Casablanca, Nichola, Charlotte.

Planting the early potatoes with Graham from the NE Ferguson society. Will they really grow up?

Fava Beans

Fava Beans

Our Fava Beans (type of Broad bean) have been planted for a contract we have with Hodmedods  https://hodmedods.co.uk/. This is a trial! If successful we will have whole and split

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Tree planting!

Tree planting!

We had really 2 good days last friday and saturday planting trees.  On Friday the group from Blyth Star Enterprises came, it was a blizzard to start with, so we

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Organic conversion recording and how to harvest from the plots

We are trying to obtain organic certification and need your help! Organic conversion recording forms are in yellow folders on the field and in the walled garden.  There are full

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Garlic, Potatoes and Soil Association Inspection

Garlic, Potatoes and Soil Association Inspection

So much going on in the field today. Buckets of garlic were planted in the black plastic. A whopping 361.7kg potatoes were harvested. If you as a member have not

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progress on the field

We have made good progress in getting the field planted up.The garlic planted in November is now looking big and strong. The onions are coming on well and the leeks

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