Welcome to the SRT blog No. 48 

8th April 2021 – Welcome to our blog post No. 48 

What strange weather we are having. Sun one minute and snow showers the next.  

But it is cold……keep any seedlings you may be growing snug as the cold nights have been frosty as well. 


Sophia, Ellen, Neil & Annette have been helping in the kitchen – maybe making chutney this week? 










Kwasi & Tim were working in the new unfenced allotment planting potatoes. Very neat rows. Looks like there is some rhubarb in the middle of them. 






Rose, Kwasi & Noreen have been working on the polytunnel construction. Bit of detail work needed here. 







The Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire visited Hemel Food Garden last week to see the presentation of a 17 seater mini bus with wheelchair access from West Herts Charity Trust. 





Thank you WHCT for the 111th bus donation. 

Mark and Nicola are making new, moveable plant displays to use outside the Farm shop at Hemel Food Garden.


Number 2 in work, to be sanded, painted and it’s wheels added.  

Joe was very happy in the Sunnyside Up Café, with the clock and 4 piece toaster that were kindly donated by a local supporter within a couple of hours of the call out on face book. Brilliant. 

Rebecca helped decorate the ‘double’ layer carrot cake that Aly made last week for Easter at the Sunnyside Up Café & Farm shop and then Rebecca made gluten free flap jack’s with dark chocolate topping and crunchie bits. How scrummy. 















These were also made to sell in the shop last weekend.

And the last and the biggest quantity of bedding last arrived this week. Now the big greenhouse and all the polytunnels are bursting at the seams. We just need some warmer weather to get them growing away.










Work has been taking place with the chicken enclosures. Fence posts have been replaced with new ones and coops given a protective layer of paint.



The chickens get a bit of attention whilst this is all going on. 








The veg box scheme started up again this week with the teams harvesting lots of fresh greens including kale, mixed cabbage greens, chard & spinach, plus beetroot. We also have a bounty of herbs – fennel leaves, parsley, rosemary, mint, thyme and chives. These boxes were put together in the newly re-furbished veg prep room and are about to go to the shop ready for customers to collect.  







This pallet is being taken apart so that a bit more shelving can be made for the veg prep room. We love a pallet. 


Clare Manleys photos of her ‘Flower Pot Kit’ cakes. Thanks Clare and enjoy! 

Take time to smell the flowers…….see you all next week.