Harvest

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. […]

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Friday 4th May 2018

12 May , 2018  

A glorious week in terms of the weather and we followed the old saying, “make hay while the sun shines”. The final drilling’s of the Amalfi in Holbeach Marsh and Moulton we’re finished before a start was made on some Geneva. This time last year we were struggling to get peas into moisture and having […]

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Friday April 28th 2018

12 May , 2018  

Drilling continued this week with Amalfi going in around Kirton, Frampton and Wigtoft. Conditions were gradually improving but then more rain on Friday put an end to our progress. It is vital that the drivers get the best training possible with the new viners to maximise the machines output, so we spend a few days […]

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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 […]