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Autumns Arrived
Date posted: 14/09/2018
Post By: Sophie Robinson
The long hot Summer days seems all but a distant dream now Autumn has arrived. Nights are now drawing in and overnight temperatures are cooler.With the occasional rain showers on the forecast, irrigation machinery has now been packed away safely until next Summer. Currently we're topping Potatoes ready for harvest from mid-September to end of October. We top Potatoes to kill the plant and...
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Long hot Summer continues...
Date posted: 07/08/2018
Post By: Sophie Robinson
While the weather is still dry, and temperatures are high it's time for combining Wheat. Even though we are Vegetable farmers, we put Wheat into our crop rotation to put Fibre back into the ground. All Straw is chopped up back into the fields to benefit the land.    Broccoli due for harvest up to the end of October 2018 and all our over Winter Cauliflower, due for harvest up...
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Long hot Summer
Date posted: 16/07/2018
Post By: Sophie Robinson
Here at TH Clements we're enjoying the sunshine while it lasts but hoping there are some rain showers on the way. Although forecasts suggest that there is no rain imminent, so we'll have to keep irrigating! These dry and warm conditions have made planting in Lincolnshire and Cornwall very challenging.  Even though Potatoes are planted deep and can normally find moisture easier...
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Arid start to Summer
Date posted: 18/06/2018
Post By: Sophie Robinson
After a wet and cold Spring, we are now experiencing a warm and sunny start to Summer with very little rainfall. As each dry day passes, all we can do is hope and pray for some rain!    However, Potatoes are enjoying the warm weather and are growing well, as Potatoes are planted deep in the ground they can still find moisture.   All new season crops are being...
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Marvellous May
Date posted: 16/05/2018
Post By: Sophie Robinson
Following a rainy and cool April, sunshine and warm temperatures have been gracing the fields of Lincolnshire recently, meaning the covers are starting to be removed from fields and crops are starting to grow fast.    Peas drilled in April have already started peeking up from beneath the fertile soil and should be ready to be harvested at the beginning of...
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April Showers
Date posted: 10/04/2018
Post By: Sophie Appleyard
April is well underway and the famous April showers have appeared however luckily, they haven't hindered our planting schedule too much.   Potato planting will hopefully start next week and we hope to get the Seed Potatoes in the ground in a four-week window. Potatoes should be ready to harvest at the beginning of September. Once harvested, our Potatoes will be put away safely in...
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Egg-stremely Wet Easter!!!
Date posted: 29/03/2018
Post By: Sophie Appleyard
Easter is finally here and we are pleased to say we’re back on track with planting. All seedlings planted so far are all safely under covers to ensure they grow whilst the soil temperatures are low. We cover our newly planted crops to create a greenhouse effect, allowing the plants to grow faster. With Easter forecasts showing lots of showers for the bank holiday and the first few days...
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Snowy Spring
Date posted: 19/03/2018
Post By: Sophie Appleyard
After battling the Beast from the East at the beginning of the month and with roads now clear, we thought Spring would finally appear. However, we were wrong as the cold weather has returned with freezing temperatures and icy winds.  The Cold Weather has meant that we've stayed in Cornwall with crops longer than normal as the winter weather has slowed down crops there and in...
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The Beast from the East - Follow Up
Date posted: 02/03/2018
Post By: Sophie Appleyard
The first day of March was an interesting day, to say the least, with the temperature being the coldest day on record for the month. Our team were battling -4 temperatures and 45mph winds drifting the snow from fields, whilst trying to help clear the snow drifts from the county’s roads. We had a tractor with a snow plough out on the roads from 3am, with more of our tractors and...
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The Beast from the East has hit Lincolnshire!
Date posted: 01/03/2018
Post By: Sophie Appleyard
Lincolnshire has been hit with snow showers on and off since Monday and extremely cold temperatures. Wednesday evening into Thursday morning 45mph winds have caused drifts on roads from lying snow in fields, causing major disruptions. Most of Boston and surrounding areas have been cut off with cars being abandoned overnight and even some of our own staff struggling to battle through the...
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Frosty February
Date posted: 05/02/2018
Post By: Sophie Appleyard
February has arrived and brought extremely cold temperatures and lots of rain with it. Cornwall has had a very wet few months so far as they’ve only had 12 dry days since June. Even though it’s wet down in the South the Cauliflower is still very good quality. Although soon we’ll start harvesting Cauliflower in Suffolk too. We grow Cauliflower in different parts of the UK such...
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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ...
Date posted: 15/12/2017
Post By: Sophie Appleyard
While most of the country has been covered in a few inches of Snow this week, here in Boston, we woke up to a picturesque dusting, resembling a scene from a Christmas Card, on Sunday morning. However, within a few hours, it had all melted and just continued to sleet throughout the day. We would prefer the weather to stay dry and cool but for the temperature to stay above zero for our harvesting...
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Nippy Start to November
Date posted: 10/11/2017
Post By: Sophie Appleyard
October has been and gone in the blink of an eye and now Novembers here it's brought cooler temperatures to Lincolnshire and even a few frosty mornings so far! Although we are hoping for the dry cold weather to carry on this month we don’t want it to freeze as with the shorter daylight hours, harvesting time is reduced throughout the Winter months and frosty mornings minimises the...
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Harvest 2017
Date posted: 12/10/2017
Post By: Sophie Appleyard
The bright Harvest Moon has been and gone, however, we're still busy harvesting crops in Lincolnshire. Traditionally in the days before tractor lights, the light from the Harvest Moon used to help farmers gather their crops, despite the diminishing daylight hours.    We're still hoping the weather carries on being kind to us and the mild temperatures and dry weather...
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Autumn is here!
Date posted: 18/09/2017
Post By: Sophie Appleyard
The beginning of September has brought us wetter and cooler than average conditions however the cool damp mornings has led to great quality crops. Potato harvesting has begun although we’re hoping the persistent rain showers stop and dryer weather is on the forecast very soon to ensure the perfect Potato lifting conditions.   Planting in Cornwall has nearly finished and...
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Where has the Summer gone?
Date posted: 15/08/2017
Post By: Sophie Appleyard
At the beginning of August, we experienced Autumn like weather conditions - cool temperatures with high rainfall. Thankfully we don't grow a lot of Wheat as it has been affected by the worst possible harvesting weather.  However, the cooler and wetter weather has worked in our favour meaning that we have been harvesting extremely high quality Brassicas for this time of year. Fingers...
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The Sun has got his hat on ...
Date posted: 14/07/2017
Post By: Sophie Appleyard
In June, we experienced warm and sunny weather with very little rainfall and as each dry day passed, all we could do was hope for rain! Luckily our daily rain dances worked and it finally rained at the end of the month. Now into July and our Cauliflower planting in Cornwall has finished. This Cauliflower will be ready to harvest around Christmas. Cauliflower for harvesting next March, April...
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Summer is nearly here !!!
Date posted: 23/05/2017
Post By: Sophie Appleyard
May has brought some unpredictable weather to Lincolnshire however as June is only around the corner we’re hoping for plenty of sunshine and warmer temperatures. After the torrential rain showers and the occasional sunny day, the potatoes have started to surface from underneath their neat ridges in the fields. Even with the constantly changing weather we’ve managed to start planting...
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Egg-citing Easter
Date posted: 14/04/2017
Post By: Sophie Appleyard
The Easter Bunny has visited TH Clements early this year, however rather than searching for hidden chocolate eggs, we are focusing on planting potatoes. We aim to plant all our potatoes in a four-week window if possible.   Cauliflower is in full flight and we expect to harvest over 600,000 heads this week. That is 1 cauliflower for every 100 people in the UK.   With help from the...
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Spring has finally sprung in Lincolnshire!
Date posted: 24/03/2017
Post By: Sophie Appleyard
It’s been a frustrating start to March as we have been waiting for the land to dry before we could start planting. We have even been dodging between rain showers, planting as and when we can. However, the weather has turned in our favour and we have had up to 8 planters with the polyethene gangs following close behind. They cover the newly planted crops to create a greenhouse effect,...
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Spring is just around the corner !
Date posted: 10/02/2017
Post By: Sophie Appleyard
With February just beginning, we’re starting to get itchy feet here, waiting to begin planting in the fields again.  Once the seasons begin to change and Spring starts to make an appearance, we will be waiting for the perfect planting weather, then it will be all hands on deck. The early plants are planted under polythene to create a greenhouse effect so that they start to grow...
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Goodbye 2016, Welcome 2017 !
Date posted: 09/01/2017
Post By: Sophie Appleyard
With a New Year just round the corner, it’s now time to reflect on the year that’s just past and to put all of our focus and passion on the year ahead. Now the busy and exciting festive period has finally finished we’ll have to start planning for Christmas 2017. Sprouts have been associated with Christmas over hundreds of years. However, they are in season here in the UK from...
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Christmas Blog 2016
Date posted: 29/12/2016
Post By: Sophie Appleyard
T H Clements are all ready for the busy festive period with our Christmas production in full flow. Even our Christmas tree is decorated welcoming visitors. Brussels Sprouts harvesting is now in full swing and we are currently harvesting approximately 10 million sprouts per day from our green fields of Lincolnshire. Then they are graded, packed and dispatched to major retailers with T H...
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Winter Update - November 2016
Date posted: 28/11/2016
Post By: Sophie Appleyard
As November comes to an end, Potato harvesting has finished and all the Potatoes are safely in the store. At this time of the year Lincolnshire rapidly turns from a green and productive landscape to a brown dormant landscape. Traditionally you would have seen lots of tractors toiling in the fields chopping up the remains of the season’s crop and ploughing ready for the new season. However...
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Harvesting & Planning Update - September 2016
Date posted: 19/09/2016
Post By: Sophie Appleyard
Now Autumm is here and all the corn safely in the shed the focus has turned to the potato harvest - which is well under way with near perfect lifting conditions. The harvesters are traveling as fast as I have ever seen them move -Well as fast as they can legally move !!! We didn’t set any records with the corn harvest and we don’t expect the potatoes will set any record yields but...
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Planting & Harvesting update - August 2016
Date posted: 25/08/2016
Post By: Sophie Appleyard
We have finished planting all the Cauliflower and Broccoli  for this season and theres only a few Spring Green plants left to be planted. This month we've started harvesting Sprouts (They aren't just for Christmas !), Romanesco, Leeks and Kale. The next job in the season is to get the combines out to get the wheat harvest in and then the potato harvesters will not be long...
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Planting Update - July 2016
Date posted: 14/07/2016
Post By: Sophie Appleyard
The wet weather has been making planting a bit difficult for Neil and his team - but happy to report that he is still on track with planting .  July is a very busy period on the farm with lots of crops being planted . Planting Cauliflower in Cornwall to supply from December-March, in Suffolk for February-March and in Lincolnshire for March-May .  All possible with the different...
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Snow Heroes Awards Ceremony 2018

T H Clements were nominated by members of the public to receive an award at the Snow heroes Awards 2018, for the support to Emergency services and members of the public when the Beast from the East hit Lincolnshire.   The Company were runners-up in the Member of the public category...




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