Eastwood Farm

Archive for August 2015

A Quick Catch-up.

A break in the dry weather provided a not unwelcome respite from harvesting this week. There was sufficient rain for us to carry out light cultivations on the fields already combined.  This encourages weed seeds to chit (germinate).  They can then be dealt with and a clean seed bed prepared  for the next crop.  At the same time we want dry…

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Harvest, Garden and Holiday time.

After the usual stop-go start to the harvest we have finished combining the oilseed rape, which has yielded better than expected.  Now we have moved into the wheat.  The weather during the last three months seems to have suited our keuper marl clay soil – around 70 millimetres in May, less in June with a lot of sunshine…

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