The polytunnel was constructed in 2007 and we added the raised beds in 2013. Our choice of crops in the poly tunnel is greatly influenced by our Kitchen here at Cloncallow.
We go to great lengths to find rare and interesting varieties of fruits and vegetables to grow.
Every year in the polytunnel you can expect to find tomatoes, cucumber and courgette squash and basil.
We like to try out new varieties of tomatoes , grown from seed But our tried and tested varieties include ‘Yellow Submarine’, ‘Brandywine’, ‘Hillbilly’, ‘Ananas’
In the raised beds we grow lettuce, potatoes, courgettes, squash, spinach, chard, kale, carrots, herbs, raspberries and strawberries.
Like all good kitchen gardens we operate a two way system – The garden provides us with exciting fresh ingredients and we in turn compost everything possible to go back into the soil. We also have a ‘Green Pig’ to compost things which can’t go in a conventional compost bin. The ducks and dogs also help us with any leftovers and scraps so that we have almost zero food waste from our kitchen.