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Veg Box News 24.02.14

As I start this news letter the door to the office is wide open, the sun is streaming into the office and I can hear birds singing. It’s days like this that remind me why I love working here.

On the landscape we have seedlings coming through all over the place; tomatoes, leeks, brassicas, broccoli, chillies and peppers.   The sunshine is helping our seeds but also is  bringing the weeds out, so we are now onto the ever present weeding.  As we don’t use any nasty chemical sprays on our crops, manual weeding is the way forward.  We are trialling the use of vinegar in some areas as this was recommended by the organic gardeners we visited in Lincoln.

Last week we got a load of stuff from Strand Street Schools rooftop garden.  It was going to be dumped but we stepped in and rescued loads of planters, a shed and a small greenhouse as well as some very usable timber and cold frames.  Waste no want not.  Nothing in Nature is wasted, us humans need to remember that!

We have the last of the spring hanging baskets for sale for £5 they have pansies, primulas and just coming up with miniature daffodils.  Order with your veg box or call on site.

Last reminder this week… change you energy supplier to a Greener one using our referral code and we get £25 and you should save some money too!  http://www.goodenergy.co.uk/affiliates/green-futures, a green energy supplier whose electricity comes from certified renewables like sunshine, wind and rain.  Switch to Good Energy quoting GE2209 and help transform the way we make and use energy in the UK.

Talking of referrals; We are pleased to support this little local festival C-FAB and will be running their General Store.

http://www.c-fab.co.uk/?GF

IF YOU FANCY GOING PLEASE BOOK USING THIS LINK AS WE GET A SMALL DONATION FOR HELPING PROMOTE THE FESTIVAL

Thanks for your continued support,

Sean, Kylie and the Veg box team.

SPECIAL OFFER!!!!  RECOMMEND A FRIEND TO SIGN UP FOR A REGULAR DELIVERY IN FEB AND RECEIVE A FREE GIFT IN YOUR VEG BOX!  DONT FORGET TO GET THEM TO SAY THAT IT WAS YOU THAT RECOMMEND THEM SO WE CAN SAY THANKS.

To promote Climate week we are having an open day Thurs 6th March 11am til 2pm Call on site there will be some stalls, items for sale and FREE workshops and activities, plus of course chance to look around site.