Ploughing for Heritage Wheat

Posted: 18th September 2018

Yesterday afternoon we ploughed up two acres of herbal ley for heritage wheat which will be sown next month. This is the fifth year of our rotation and it’s not the first time we’ve grown heritage wheat. We trialled it on a small scale last year, but and are now multiplying up the ...

Wasps V Bees

Posted: 3rd September 2018

With a busy season in full swing at Cotswold Seeds, it’s been a while since the last full inspection of the Honeydale bees, but I took Jessie along with me last week to see what’s been going on. Jessie is doing some work experience at Cotswold Seeds prior to starting her agricultural ...

End of August Update

Posted: 31st August 2018

As August makes way for September, the freshly planted grass by our new entrance is looking lush and green, thanks to the recent rain. The sunflowers in the wild bird seed mix (the final year 8 of our crop rotation) are looking stunning and we’ve also been preparing seed beds for our ...

Go Wild at Honeydale

Posted: 30th August 2018

As part of the Wychwood Project’s popular Go Wild summer day camp, a group of 8-12 year olds visited Honeydale Farm to learn about beekeeping, healthy soil, fruit orchards, farm trees, birds, insects and more. The children took part in a range of activities including a pollination game, bug ...
Martin Lane, Director of Cotswold Conservation Board, visited Honeydale Farm today in connection with the National Parks and AONB Review, which commenced in June. Chairman Julian Glover is working with an Advisory Panel, including Fiona Reynolds, ex CEO at CPRE and the National Trust and Jim ...

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It's always been part of our vision to have a farm as an extension of the Cotswold Seeds business and in 2013 we bought Honeydale Farm, one hundred acres in the Cotswolds. During the past couple of years we've been making huge progress on the farm and this blog was set up to share this progress with our friends in the farming world.