Godney Aquaponics

Godney Aquaponics
In the village of Godney, with the beautiful back drop of the Glastonbury Tor, Melv and Sal are embarking on a new venture. Fed up with the poor quality of veg in the shops, they have the ambition to set up an aquaponics system to provide fresh vegetables and salad crops for the village, and with a little help from their hens a supply of fresh free range eggs too.

What is Aquaponics??

What is Aquaponics??
Aquaponics is a sustainable method of producing quality food with minimal external inputs. It is a system that combines conventional aquaculture (e.g. fish in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. Water from the aquaculture system is fed to the hydroponic system where the by-products are broken down and are utilised by the plants as nutrients, and the water is then re-circulated back to the aquaculture system.

Thursday 5 November 2020

A real 'pick me up'

Due to the support from our local village people, on the first day of the second lockdown we had the luxury of a real 'pick me up today - a good number or orders for a full selection of the produce we currently have available.
Certainly not to be sniffed at for the 5th November in lockdown - thanks Godney villagers for all your support.

Monday 2 November 2020

Flowers feel at home

Well the edible flowers have certainly settled into their new home in the polytunnels, with the plants really flowering well.
Not just the nasturtiums are flowering well, but the violas are really enjoying the micro-climate of the large tunnel. Their smiley faced flowers, with a detail that is stunningly beautiful.
The nasturtiums take some beating, their vibrant orange, paper thin flowers, balance delicate and showy.
Whereas the primulas offer a rosette type flower, their numerous petals present a more intricate arrangement.
All provide a welcome addition to a chef's plate and can't do anything but appeal - especially when they can add to the taste of the plate they adorn.

Home grown

Now normally with our horticultural hats on when we talk about home grown we are refering to vegetables. But for the first time since we hav...