Follow our progress as beekeepers, running the nursery, creating our own bee-haven and conducting research into the best plants for bees

New stock growing

I love this time of year in the polytunnel: we take all our stock that has been growing over the winter in tiny plug cells and pot them on to the big plugs in trays of 10 that we sell them in.  In the process of 'potting up' the plants suddenly take up 3 times the space and the polytunnel fill rapidly, turning in the a sea of green shades. Now we just need to manage the temperatures and water levels (and worry about deep frost days) until they are ready to send to customers.