TRENGWAINTON’S TOP GROWING TIPS
Soil preparation is key to a good harvest – double-digging with plenty of manure may be old-fashioned, but it yields great results.
Companion planting, whether to attract pollinating insects or drive away pests and diseases, is not only practical but also creates interest. Marigolds seem to work well with most crops.
Don’t be afraid to experiment. When working with children, it is rewarding to see them trying a crop that they wouldn’t usually come across at home or in the supermarket, such as the rat tail radish.
OPPOSITE AND THIS
PAGE Nicola uses as many Trengwainton-grown fruit, vegetables and herbs in her menu as possible, as well as eggs from their hens, while nasturtiums and Cape gooseberries decorate the plates; other ingredients are mostly sourced from Cornish producers. Lavender is one of the variations of Nicola’s popular shortbread and flavours the pastry of her lemon tart