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Ploughing on the fields

by on March 25, 2016

ploughingThe tractor and plough have been busy this week in field one preparing for the winter crops and also on last year’s squash patch.

Now it’s two weeks resting time followed by harrowing and then rotovating. This will leave the areas all ready for planting up as the seedlings being bought on in the poly tunnels and cold frames by our work share volunteers are big enough and sturdy enough to transplant.

Ian is hoping that there will be enough rain to ensure that the ground is thoroughly soaked so that all beds can be covered in corn starch plastic and then the work shares and volunteers can plant through this.

It should help to reduce the amount of weeds that will compete with the crops that we want to harvest.

Of course this requires the ground to warm up enough – out with the soil thermometer then and not by use of the old gardener’s trick of sitting on the soil in a state of undress!


From → Growing update

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