This episode is a mixed bag! We speak again to BBC 2's Terry Walton about our raised beds and growing veg, then Heather speaks to Phil about how COVID-19 has affected the farming industry. After Heather answers a question about how to know how you have the right level of material in your wormery. Lastly, join Heather and Monty as they drill 100,000 (!) Larkspur seed for our farm floristry!
Recorded a few weeks ago, Terry Walton details the best conditions to grow which different types of veg, how to get started with growing, which vegetables you should be planting at this time and a handful of other fabulous gardening tips. It's not too late to get started for growing in your garden this year!
Phil Gorringe explains how COVID-19 has affected life on the farm, changes that he has had to make in his business and how he deals with situations (and weather) good or bad. He also discusses the state of farm subsidies and what the future looks like for food shopping.
Heather explains that worms don't work methodically through layers in your wormery, they will always eat the freshest food. So as long as they are on the top, they are ready for some more.
At this difficult time we are not allowing visitors onto Lower Blakemere Farm, but don't fret you can still get a peek into life on the Wiggly farm with our New Wiggly Podcast! If you're as sad as we are about The Archers skipping a day, then we've got your Friday fix right here.
Each Friday, join the Gorringes (The Archers of Blakemere) for a new episode - including Heather's wiggly updates, the farming catch-up with Farmer Phil, the return of the (now older) Monty Cast and lots of other interviews!
So run a bath (or whatever you do when you listen to podcasts) settle in and let us invite you for a slice of country life from the heart of Herefordshire.
Deezer - https://www.deezer.com/en/show/1078842
Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/wigglywigglers
Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/2ePZqGuMnpppGwiwyk9EoU
Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-wiggly-podcast/id1507979125
Or on any good podcast app.
At one point The Wiggly Podcast was the #1 gardening Podcast on iTunes and even made it onto the homepage - Episode 1-259 is available on our YouTube page here www.youtube.com/channel/UCEWATYQw9bKMvl0ogBKWh4Q
If you have a question to ask Farmer Phil or Heather (whether it's about bird food, farming, composting, country life or anything else...) Please leave it at the page below and we will feature it in our new segment ASK WIGGLY/ ASK FARMER PHIL! https://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/pages/the-new-wiggly-podcast
Here at Wiggly HQ we are always keen to support wildlife and we know you are as well. Bringing our gardens to life has always been a fundamental principal of what we do – whether that is using worms or micro-organisms to compost our waste or simply feed the birds.
We realised early on we needed to do our bit here to help these situations and so we have pledged our support in two ways:
1: We will give £1 for every order over £30 received during this crisis
2: We will add a box onto our order form where you the customer can add a donation which we can add to the fund.This is going really well and so far we have accumulated over £1000 and so we are ready to give out the first set of grants.