#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.
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.