Wednesday, 22 November 2017

‘Climate change cauli’

THE mild weather in November and December has caused havoc for vegetable farmers.

THE mild weather in November and December has caused havoc for vegetable farmers.

Their produce has been ready to harvest weeks earlier than normal due to the unseasonal warmth and rain before Christmas. The balmy temperatures “tricked” the produce into believing it was spring.

Iain Tolhurst, who runs Tolhurst Organics in Whitchurch, had to harvest cauliflowers, cabbage and broccoli, while other vegetables went to seed. His solution was to market his unexpected veg as “climate change cauli” but he may now be left short of produce by next month.

Some vegetables may have to be dumped and nationally there could be shortage in the run-up to spring, causing inflated prices.





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