Back to work outdoors January 2019

Jerusalem ArtichokesIt’s the general tidy up around the fields – removing stalks where the brassicas, savoy cabbages and sprouts have been harvested leaving just the stumps which will be better composted. It will be good to get the field cleared so that manure can be spread at the beginning of March to improve and feed the soil.

One job of the week is to clear all the Jerusalem artichokes from the headland next to the hedge. This will allow the area to be ploughed alongside the proposed bean beds. The smaller artichokes will be planted in the headland again after manuring – it’s a good place to put them and it allows tracks to be spotted so that appropriate action can be taken to deter the rabbits who are the regular users of the route onto other parts of the field.