Friday, July 21, 2017

Preparing a new crop field

This is the first year since 2013 when we have prepared a whole new field for planting crops, which is an essential part of our crop rotation. For the past three weeks, in any "spare" moments, we have been preparing one of the furthest fields of the community farm ready for our winter brassica plants, most of which we plan to plant out in the coming few days - so if anybody wants to help on Sunday or Monday please come along!
Our brassica plants (kales, cabbages, and broccolis), all sown and raised on the farm, hardening off outside the polytunnels ready for planting this weekend.

Our new crop field, after a shallow rotovation, ready for ploughing.

The first section ploughed.

And the whole field ploughed.

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