Last weekend we mulched the around the trees to kill off any grass that might compete for moisture, and we left it looking very tidy (see pic below). But returning a week later some of the grass is already poking through, darn that was quick . We may have to come up with a Plan B. The Field is an organic site so we obviously can’t use any chemical sprays etc to on the grass. Ideally we’d like to stop the grass from growing down the whole of the two aisles so we are currently looking for a solution. Keeping the grass really well mown (a job I did today) helps in the short term.
That same weekend I paid a visit to Apple Juice maker extraordinaire Keith Goverd. Keith has been making quality English apple Juice for over 40 years and can be found every weekend at Bath Farmers Market. Keith only makes single variety apple juice and and during the late summer and autumn can be found diving around the south west searching out unusual varieties of apples to turn into quality juice. I walked away with a bottle of ‘Adams’s Pearmain’ which was delicious. An old fashioned late dessert apple, fairly dry, with the same nutty quality of a Egremont Russet, and a variety that Keith isn’t going to let disappear. Go and say hello to Keith and buy some of his quality juice.