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Open Day at Sea Spring Farm
Sunday 25th August 2013
10:30am - 4:00pm
We have eleven polytunnels and fifteen greenhouses of various sizes, and an outdoor field. In August we will have many chillies growing – seed crops, variety trials, demonstration plants, fresh chili crops and 1000s of potted ornamental plants – as well as a wide range of other vegetables as demonstration crops or in variety trials.
We are a small nursery so a tour around our crops will not take all day, but a neighbouring farm also has their open day on the same day, and we are just a quarter of a mile from the sea! Besides, West Dorset is a beautiful place to visit. So come, visit and make a day – or even a weekend of of it – and enjoy!
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for growing chillies and sweet peppers
What’s Hot, What’s Not
Led by pepper expert, Michael Michaud, What’s hot, what’s not is a gardening course that explores the diverse world of peppers and reveals the secrets of these unique and captivating plants. For keen gardeners looking for a new experience, this is the chance to discover the scorchingly hot chilli peppers used by Bangladeshis, Mexicans and West Indians; the gentle sweet peppers perfect for stuffing and frying; and the in-between kinds that give ordinary dishes a new lease on life.
The course mainly covers the "how to" of growing, but also includes other subjects such as variety selection and harvesting. Each one will run for about two hours, by which time you should have learned enough to grow peppers in your own garden.
‘What’s Hot, What’s Not’ assumes that participants have some gardening experience that they can build on. It will cover growing in both containers and garden soil, so no one needs to have a vegetable garden in the traditional sense to benefit from this course.
The courses are conducted at Sea Spring Farm. They take place solely in our unheated tunnels and greenhouse, irrespective of the weather. So dress accordingly, and come prepared to learn.
Note: We have a strict ‘no smoking policy’ due to Tobacco Mosaic Virus. Smokers may may be asked to wear plastic gloves while in the market garden.
- Dates in 2013:
- Saturday 9th February
- Sunday 10th February
- Saturday 16th February
- Sunday 17th February
- Tuesday 27th August
- Wednesday 28th August
- Tuesday 3rd September
- Wednesday 4th September
- Time: 10:30 am to 1:00 pm (except the course on 12th June, which starts at 2.30pm).
- Price: £20 per person.
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We also attend several shows, particularly over the summer months. So if you live close to one come and say hello to us, and if you are a regular customer please introduce yourself, it is really nice to have a face to a name! At some shows we will only be selling seeds, but at others it will be any combination of fresh chillies, plug plants, chilli potted plants and seeds.
Michael at the Dorchester Show
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