Harvest

Sunday 18th June 2017

18 Jun , 2017  

A good steady start in the peas this week. Couple of long days then full bore on 24 hours. All the Anubis at Wilsford and the Boston at Sleaford are done. We’re just completing a large block of Anubis south of Sleaford then it will be up to Lincoln Heath to wade into the Style.  […]

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Sunday 11th June 2017

12 Jun , 2017  

Whilst we have had some slightly above average temperatures it is the wind that has helped the crop move on rapidly. Will, the sampler, started in ernest this week as The Pod Squad got the final bits and pieces together so we are ready to go! Monday will see a training day and it is […]

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Friday 26th May 2017

26 May , 2017  

The rate of growth this week has been remarkable. Plenty of moisture, sunshine and above average temperatures. Doesn’t get any better than that.  The fantastic spell of weather also allowed us to get the final few acres of Terrain and Naches in before the forecasted thunderstorms of the Bank Holiday weekend. It is Carrington Rally […]

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Saturday 20th May 2017

20 May , 2017  

That was the week that……………turned around the pea crop as well as many other crops! It has been a quite brutal drilling season with the land drying out and turning to granite in places.  Although it was possible to get the peas into moisture, there would not have been enough to carry the crop through […]

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Friday 12th May 2017

12 May , 2017  

The continuing dry conditions have been very testing these last two weeks. Moisture is there at about 4 inches but it’s taking some getting to. The more you look at the forecast the further away the rain seems.  However, the BBC did appear to have more confidence tonight that Monday could be wet. All pea […]

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Sunday 23rd April 2017

23 Apr , 2017  

A dry and cool week with promise of even lower temperatures next week.  Drilling in places this week was a little challenging, but we got there. Now have 62% in the ground. Forecasters are suggesting some rain next week which would be very welcome.  The early peas have put good roots down and look well. […]

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Friday 14th April 2017

14 Apr , 2017  

Tranquil surroundings for a catch up to discuss promotional activities for the year ahead. Young Pea Chef, Great British Pea Week and ongoing media. Rachel Green also kindly provided a healthy North African brunch which obviously had peas in! Lots of drilling going on around Fosdyke and in Holbeach Marsh. In places it is now […]

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Monday 10th April 2017

10 Apr , 2017  

With the unusually high temperatures we have been pushing on with The Petit Pois. The Noroit was completed over last weekend and it’s now full steam with the Waverex. The warmth and drying winds mean moisture will soon become an issue.  Late land is being levelled to conserve what moisture is there but will Easter […]

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Friday 31st March 2017

31 Mar , 2017  

With the weather on our side it’s been a hectic two weeks. The Savanah along the coast was started last week. A 700 acre block. With slightly different soil types and varying seed depths this was completed today. It was straight on to the Noroit Petit Pois. This has a longer maturity date so allows […]

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Monday 20th March 2017

20 Mar , 2017  

Last week saw us very busy in the light land to try and get the Anubis, Boston and Style completed and start in the Savanah. This did get done so we now should be drilling full hire on the silts north of Boston. Mother Nature has intervened and it looks like we will have a […]

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Saturday 11th March 2017

11 Mar , 2017  

After quite a protracted delay we are up and running again with 20mts of drill going on 3 different sites with 3 different varieties! Anubis at Belvoir, Boston at Sleaford and Style on Lincoln Heath. A little complicated but needs must. The drying wind of Thursday has done some good and we are looking to […]

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Sunday 5th March 2017

5 Mar , 2017  

A very frustrating week. It looked as though it would dry and then more rain came along. Whilst it is still early days it would be nice to have some continuity with our sowing program. Next week’s forecast does look drier but the land is now reasonably wet. Soil temperatures are warmer than last year, […]