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Life on the farm – December

We are digging up our bare root apple trees in preparation for shipping out in the coming weeks before Christmas. Having received hundreds of orders, our orchard staff will be very busy packing and shipping out our heritage apple trees. Grown on our farm in County Clare, organically of course. Click here to be taken to our full listing, detailing the types, uses, flowering times and County of origin. In between the packing our priority for December is tidying up the orchards, pruning back hedges, cleaning and servicing all our tools / machinery before they are stored away for the Winter.

In the gardens we’ve mulched around our perennial crops, are turning our compost heaps and checking all of irrigation lines in the polytunnels. Now that the weather has turned we are spending a lot of time in the Seed Bank packing and stocking our seed varieties as well as foil packing our conservation seeds. Given the mild weather our top tip is to plant garlic now for harvesting next June / July depending on the weather conditions.

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