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Wednesday 18th April 2018

18 Apr , 2018  

Wow. The weather has finally turned big time! It was all guns blazing from last Monday with the target being to get the block of Savannah north of Boston wrapped up this week. Not all land was dry enough to start with but as the week has gone on all Savannah fields are in play! […]

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Friday 30th March 2018

30 Mar , 2018  

We seem to have moved from Plan A to Plan G as the delightful British weather continues to challenge us! After a hectic and busy weekend things came to an abrupt halt on Tuesday morning and we have been stationary since. It has to be said that after the recent cold snaps the soil was […]

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Friday 16th March 2018

16 Mar , 2018  

A very frustrating start to our sowing plan for the 2018 pea crop. Whilst it is wet and cool overhead the soil is quite warm for the time of year. Anubis peas drilled prior to The Beast from the East are growing well in some very light land and a few south facing slopes. However, […]

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Monday 31st July 2017

31 Jul , 2017  

Been a bit quiet on the airwaves the last week or two. Our longest standing driver Ady, died suddenly of a heart attack. He has been with me since 1985 and can only be described as a loyal, hard working and patient person, as well as a friend. We both knew each other so well […]

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Monday 11th July 2017

11 Jul , 2017  

It’s been a busy 10 days in the peas. The Petit Pois are now done thanks to some help from our friends at Holbeach Marsh Coop. Now back into Garden Peas where quality remains good but yields are disappointing due to severe heat at flowering in May. We have got what we’ve got and press […]

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Friday 30th June 2017

30 Jun , 2017  

As we all know there are 7 days in a week. This week feels more like a fortnight!! It has been very testing. We came down into the Fens and started in the Savannah which was all going very well until 1. A field of Petit Pois came out of order 2. Over 50mm of […]

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Monday 26th June 2017

26 Jun , 2017  

It’s been a relentless week in the peas. The heat earlier is still having an effect and the peas are motoring. With the warm nights we are losing half a day’s harvesting each day. We did have to do some bypassing this week to stay in top which is a shame but it is important […]

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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 […]