Propagation & weed management in the polytunnels at Daylesford

17 April 2020

In these short video clips, Jez Taylor, head of the Market Garden at Daylesford Organic Farm, talks to us from inside the polytunnels about propagating tomatoes, peppers, chillies, mixed leaf salads, carrots, radishes and climbing beans as they ramp up their efforts to provide fresh vegetables and salad to as many people as possible in the pandemic crisis...

Part 1 - Jez focuses on weed management - particularly in relation to carrots which are usually very slow to germinate...

Part 2 - Jez talks about growing tomatoes, peppers, chillies and cucumbers in the propagation tunnels with the use of heated benches to help warm up the compost....

Part 3 - Jez takes a look at how successful the drilling and germination has been in one of the propagation tunnels where he's growing beetroot, radish, coriander and climbing beans. The larger the seed the faster the germination! Combining radish and climbing beans makes good use of space...

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