News archive - May, 2019

Harvest

Thursday 30th May 2019

30 May , 2019

It has to be said that the weather has been pretty kind of late. Sunshine, warmth during the day and a number of welcome showers. Perfect growing conditions. So much so that the rate of growth has been staggering. From very small flat pods a week ago, to blown pods with peas forming. This is […]

Harvest

Sunday 19th May 2019

19 May , 2019

The rain of last weekend helped us a lot with the drilling this week. Just enough to make a difference. With 15% left to drill, using 4 varieties over varying soil types, latitude, longitude and elevation we pressed on and had everything in the ground by Friday teatime. The conditions were very good at the […]

Harvest

Sunday 12th May 2019

13 May , 2019

History was made this week! The previous Sunday’s BBC Countryfile weather forecast proved to be accurate so we had a flurry of activity on Monday and Tuesday, 210 acres drilled, then sat back for the rest of the week and enjoyed the steady rain. It was most welcome. All crops needed some after a very […]

Harvest

Tuesday 30th April 2019

1 May , 2019

Folklores; It doesn’t rain in a dry time. Careful what you wish for. I would be happy with something in between! Getting peas into moisture is becoming more difficult as each day passes. All the land has been pulled over to conserve moisture but the dry winds keep drawing it out. It would be foolish […]