In the Walled Garden, 18-year old gardener Brynn Peters braved the challenging weather to harvest our home-grown, seasonal produce. After working briefly as an apprentice carpet-fitter, Brynn tried gardening and found that the busy outdoor life suited him well.
While growth has slowed as midwinter approaches, the Walled Garden is still yielding produce. A few weeks ago, Brynn filled four bags of potatoes. Beetroot will be harvested soon, with leeks and Brussels sprouts to follow in time for Christmas.
While hot and cold weather don’t stop Brynn working outdoors, heavy rain can be a problem, particularly when the ground is temporarily underwater. Fortunately, the land drains well, so work doesn’t stop for long. Like any serious working gardener, Brynn knows the vital importance of staying warm and dry, and securing a constant supply of hot tea.