Well the season continues to Roll

We’ve updated both the site and the Amazon shop to bring it into line with what’s currently available – in addition to the tomatoes and salad we have cucumbers, various squashes and courgettes in reasonable quantities

These are all available from us by mail order .

Finally you will be delighted to know that you can again buy Chillis and Kaffir lime leaves with us for Thai cookery. In fact you can buy a whole range of aromatic plants to spice up your cooking from our plants for cooks page at our sister company Plants4Presents – Plants for cooks

You can also buy from us at the Lewes Friday Market or from any of the outlets listed on our site. Check out our organic vegetables here.

Or if you want to check them out in person we’re at Lewes Market every Friday in the Market Hall by the War memorial at the top of School Hill  – hope to see you soon – this is what you can expect.

Lewes Market August 2015

Lewes Market August 2015

More news soon.

We have been out and about with our sister business Plants4Presents.co.uk recently.

We helped out at the Grow your own Tea stand in the floral marquee at the Recent Hampton Court Flower Show and this last weekend we’ve been enjoying the sunshine at the annual West Dean Chilli fiesta where as well as selling Chillis and Chilli plants we had most of our grow your own curry range of plants to buy – turmeric, cardamom, ginger, thai basil, lemon grass and of course the citrus range including Kaffir Limes.

Two more weeks and we’ll be doing it again at the Eastleigh Chilli Festival with the same range. Come and see us – details below

Eastleigh Chilli fiesta

Eastleigh Chilli fiesta

Organic veg from Fletching Glasshouses at Lewes Market

Market Day in Lewes

Well we have made some strides since the spring. The strawberries, fennel and chicory have been and gone and we’ve been through a lull in the salad production.

However now we have lots of nice lettuces, broadbeans and courgettes. We still have some large onions and the garlic has just matured enough to sell. Plus the first tomatoes and cucumbers.

These are all available from us by mail order .

You can also buy from us at the Lewes Friday Market or from any of the outlets listed on our site. Check out our organic vegetables here.

Other news is that we have a couple of new members of staff to support our existing stalwarts, Lee and Joe. We are holding an open day later in the summer – if you would like to come please let us know on 01825 721162

More news soon.

Horticultural Worker needed

To join a small team growing organic vegetables at Fletching Glasshouses. We are soil association accredited and grow a wide variety of crops for the local market.

Full-time Monday to Friday

Seasonal work March to September (with the possibility of an extension into the winter)

Wages £7 / hr , hours 8am to 4pm with some flexibility

Duties: cultivating, planting, weeding and harvesting, with some cleaning, clearing, composting and maintenance.

We are looking for someone with an interest in vegetable growing and a willingness to learn and follow directions. Must be reliable and practical and prepared for hard physical work. Will need to be living within travelling distance from BN8 4JJ

This is a rare opportunity to get experience of organic protected cropping.

Email Isobel@fletchingglasshouses.co.uk for application form or phone Isobel 01825 721162 for more information.

Despite all the terrible weather, the light is turning and the leaves are getting back into production.

This week we have our signature Mustard and Winter salads back into full production and a good quantity of spinach, chard and stir fry.

There are plenty of beans and mangetout peas coming on and I’ve just ordered our potatoes for this year. We’ve decided to standardise on Charlotte this year – a lovely second early.

If you live further away and find it difficult to buy from us you might consider joining our small but growing band of customers who order via our Amazon Store. If you live locally come and see us on the Lewes Market every Friday – we are continuing to run the store jointly with our colleagues at Ashurst Organics and at the moment it’s week and week about. We’ll be picking up the baton when the Hungry gap arrives – we’re next there on the 14th February.

However I’ve saved the most exciting news to last. We don’t heat the bulk of the glasshouses where the vegetables grow but we do have to heat our propagation benches which up till now has depended on an antique diesel boiler.

However we’re in the process of installing a brand new bio mass boiler to run on wood pellets which should not only cut our bills a bit but also mean that the business continues to become greener as it adds renewable heat to the rainwater harvesting systems we put in three years ago.

So we’re all set and looking forward to an exciting 2014

We’ve had a really hot month now so we have our own tomatoes coming through to add to the courgettes, cucumbers and salad that’s continuing to do well.

Tomatoes are here

A wonderful punnet of tomatoes

We also have the first of our new potatoes too – here’s a kilo to be going on with :)

New Potatoes

Our first new potatoes

It’s been such a rotten winter it’s a great joy to see the spring at last.

We have got plenty of Salad, Spinach and Chard available now plus a bumper crop of Mange Tout Peas together with some nice lettuces and the first strawberries.

Strawberries

Coming on behind are courgettes, tomatoes and our first attempt at growing potatoes.

Tomatoes and Potatoes

Lettuces and Potatoes

However the next treat in store is Broad Beans – we have lots of these and they should start to be ready for picking within the next fortnight.  And close on their heels some really nice Fennel

Fennel

Fennel getting ready for you

Look out for updates.

More soon

Alan

Oh my it’s been a long cold lonely winter.

We still haven’t got enough light but at last the plants are growing again and we can harvest enough to go back onto our favourite farmer’s market in Lewes. We’ll be there every Friday from here to Christmas.

At the moment we have plenty of winter salad, spinach, chard and Kale with a few heads of chicory left.

We have leeks, garlic, broad beans and mange tout coming on well and the usual selection of summer vegetables on their way.

We should have some surplus plants to sell on the market by the middle of April.

Watch this space for further updates – we’ve overhauled the site to make it easier for you to buy vegetables online and we’ll be doing more with this shortly.

I’ve been experimenting with this tool to let you see something more about our glasshouses.

I’ll be doing more shortly but here is the first attempt.

After the summer we have a good variety of vegetables available.

While the tomatoes are now over we have aubergines, cucumbers,courgettes and peppers as well as our staple salad bags and chard.

Also looking good at the moment are fennel, celery and celeriac.

As well as continuing to support our usual outlets we can be found every fortnight at the Lewes town market on a Friday morning. We work with our colleagues, Ashurst Organics and Noannah to provide a full range of fresh, local, organic vegetables each week.

Here’s last week’s display

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