Cullen Wines

Garden Update June 2019

Garden Update June 2019

What is happening in the garden…

Winter rains have arrived to quench the soils and multi-species cover crops through the vineyards and gardens. Woodland and Mallard ducks and ducklings forage our biologically rich soils assisting in the cycling of minerals as part of the soil food web. Mulberry, figs and pomegranate have shed their leaves, which are fed to our earth worm farm for diversity and mineral content.

Grapefruit, mandarin, lime, lemon and oranges are being harvested and transformed into tasty treats, adding that warming citrus component to our winter menu. Peas, carrots, radish, beetroot and salad greens are handpicked, with staggered plantings ensuring a steady flow of produce.

As the sunrise arrives at its most northerly point on the horizon, the winter solstice brings on our time to collect the fresh calcium rich cow manure from our lactating cows, which is packed into horns and buried for 6 months producing the BD 500 preparation for use over the entire farm.

Lemons, lime, oranges, grapefruit, mandarin, guava, beetroot, radish, sprouting broccoli, kale, diakon, salad greens, herbs, edible flowers, horse radish.

If anyone has any queries in regards to the garden, please feel welcome to ask… Cheers, Simon