#FromTheField - First signs of spelt!

Excitingly, just two weeks on since planting, the spelt shoots are starting to show!

John tells us:

Despite the cold and dryness of the weather, the spelt is coming up nicely.

Shoots of spelt poking through the straw!

Shoots of spelt poking through the straw!

Here's an excerpt from the public Loomio thread where John talks about planting the companion crop:

We went over it again last week (another two hours) with a set of weeding harrows and a box spinning clover and trefoil seed on at 3kg/ha. We didn't get enough rain to germinate that, but on the plus side the harrows tweaked out a few little weeds. The legumes will sprout eventually, time will tell if they can do any good.

No sign of the clover yet, but John seems hopeful for rain...

There's a nice dark cloud over the village which squeezed a few drops of rain out and might give the clover a start.
View of #OurField 

View of #OurField 

Phoebe Tickell