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Tuesday 23rd April 2019

24 Apr , 2019  

What a change in the weather. Scorching temperatures will move the peas on that have been drilled, but looking forward there is concern as to how dry it is getting. Another “careful” week drilling. The Geneva was finished off near Sleaford and then a block of Charlie was put in around East Heckington. All of […]

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Sunday 14th April 2019

14 Apr , 2019  

It feels as if we have reverted back to winter this week. Although it has remained dry the bitter east wind, which has also brought some frosts, has really slowed things down. We are still drilling but at a much reduced pace. The Geneva around Spalding and Scott Willoughby has gone well. Moisture is still […]

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Sunday 31st March 2019

31 Mar , 2019  

This morning brought the start of summer time and although the sun was shining there was a nippy feel to the wind. So much so, that the soil temperature was higher than the air temperature. It’s been a good week again in terms of progress with drilling going to plan in the Kirton and Frampton […]

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Tuesday March 26th 2019

26 Mar , 2019  

The continued spell of unsettled weather came to an end last week and we were able to return to drilling peas on the silts north of Boston. Going was good. Excellent seed beds and plenty of moisture. The overhead conditions allowed us to complete the Savannah and a trial variety, Idalgo, by Sunday. It was […]

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Friday 14th March 2019

15 Mar , 2019  

Due to the arrival of the not so friendly Storm Gareth this week we have been unable to get on with our sowing programme. Those in the ground have weathered the storms well and the first fields are becoming green over. With temperatures today in excess of 15C that will move them along nicely. Planning […]

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Friday 1st March 2019

1 Mar , 2019  

What an incredible 14 days of weather! We have been spoilt. After the dry autumn, when ploughing conditions were the best they had been for years, followed by a dry winter, seedbeds have proved easy to achieve and with the above average temperatures progress has been good. To say the least. With the Prelado, Anubis, […]

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Thursday 21st February 2019

21 Feb , 2019  

The weather, conditions and progress have been good so far since starting sowing the peas a week ago. The first sown Prelado have all chitted and are growing away quickly. The soil is a remarkable 10C for this time of year. The Anubis has burst its skin so with warm air due up from Africa […]

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Wednesday 13th February 2019

13 Feb , 2019  

I now realise just how difficult last year was due to the fact that I was too busy to post any blogs after late June. Apologies for that but the season was brutal. We got through the high temperatures and drought and we live to fight another day. Not drilling yet but looking closely at […]

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Friday 22nd June 2018

22 Jun , 2018  

It’s been a while but I have been busy. In April I projected a start date if 22nd June. Whilst it has been warm it’s the wind that had really brought things on. So we started on Monday 18th and after a kind day shift we were into 24hrs. The wind has really drawn the […]

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Saturday May 26th 2018

27 May , 2018  

Another nearly uninterrupted week, baring some welcome rain on Friday. It was almost a mirror of the previous week, starting into good damp seedbeds but with the easterly winds we continued to go deeper in search of moisture. The first batch of Oasis in Boston West and Holland Fen was completed and the first 100 […]

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Friday 18th May 2018

22 May , 2018  

Another week of glorious weather with decent temperatures has seen us get through drilling the Serge in the Bicker, East Heckington and Kirton area and boy did it fly once drilled. Some incredible growth seen in just 5 days. 3822 acres in, 76%. Still a bit of a way to go. Moisture is still readily […]

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Friday 11th May 2018

12 May , 2018  

Remarkable, for the second week in a row this drilling season the plan at the beginning of the week was executed as it should have been without any weather interruptions. Long may it continue. The Geneva is in and we move onto Serge next week in the Bicker, Donnington, East Heckington and Kirton End areas. […]