Lawrences bay

Lawrences is where we grow all of our veg, have the polytunnels and glasshouse and where our yurt is. This is what it looks like from the air!

You can see we have 18 fields, some bigger than others, nearly all bordered by hedges. We cut one third of the hedges each year by hand – that’s a lot of cutting! Nearly all the cuttings go through the woodchipper to be used for compost toilets, laying on paths, or composted.

You can see on the left hand side there is a lot of white on the fields; this is mesh over the salad to keep pests off.

On the bottom right of the bay is where the seaweed tends to collect. In the winter we go down with tractor and trailer and haul it on to the fields. This provides fantastic fertiliser!

The proximity of the beach can give us problems in the winter, when masses of sand can blow up over the dunes and in to the fields.

But all in all it’s a lovely spot and the views are fantastic….

Jonathan Smith

I started Scilly Organics in 2003, and it was the first certified organic farm on the Islands. We continue to supply the highest quality fruit and vegetables, available fresh on our stall and at certain eateries on Scilly.